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Kanye West

Won't Be Prosecuted

For Photog Attack

7/25/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West must have a really good lawyer, because law enforcement sources tell us it's virtually certain he will NOT be charged with ANY crime in connection with last week's paparazzo attack.

Here's the way we're told it will play out. 

LAPD robbery detectives are investigating the photog's allegation that Kanye tried to steal his camera -- but our sources say that dog won't hunt.  The D.A. will NEVER charge Kanye with felony attempted robbery, because there's no proof he tried to pilfer the camera at LAX.

We're told cops will send the attempted robbery file to the D.A. and they expect it will be rejected within days. 

The next step -- the file goes to the L.A. City Attorney for a possible misdemeanor criminal battery prosecution.   But here's why that won't happen.  We're told Kanye is willing to ante up some cash to make the case go away, and it's perfectly legal.  It's called a civil compromise and it's done everyday.

So Kanye will skate ... and probably attack another photog.

The end.

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215 COMMENTS

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91.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Called it.

Kanye = studio thug / Pap = hired sucker / Papparro attack = Media Scheme

423 days ago
92.

billybob    

In L.A. you don't need a "good lawyer", you need good connections, celeb. connections...

423 days ago
93.

Livvie    

It's this a surprise to anyone?

423 days ago
94.

Dave    

The LA DA is a joke. Jacke Lacey got elected because of the color of her skin. She cant try cases and just lost a big one that she tried fort the first time in forever. The same office that brought us Marcia Clark and Chris Darden continues to be a joke.

423 days ago
95.

Areader    

Kinda hard to take the paparazzi guy serious when he's laughing......money grab all the way!

423 days ago
96.

Dom The Mover    

wait, no big deal, TMZ always blows up a story, did you actually think charges are gonna stick, C'mon Man!
Kanye is the new Sinatra, Not that ***** whipped Jay Z, Kanye doesn't take crap from anybody just like Sintra was when he was young!

423 days ago
97.

Caffiend    

Yeesus walks.

423 days ago
98.

J.E.B.    

But if the photographer had shot this clown kanye in SELF-DEFENSE, then the cops would have been arresting the photographer. How much did kanye pay off the cops?

423 days ago
99.

Rachel, srry i put Alexis last time    

Ofc he won't get charged. The dude wasn't hurt at all. If you watch the video, the guy was happy as hell smiling until the other paps came around with their cameras and then all of a sudden he wanted to hide his face. LOL Dramatic ass paparazzi

423 days ago
100.

Cherise    

im not a fan of kanye but he asked them to leave him alone, why dont they just listen he even offered to pay money. paps are damn annoying give people their space ecspecially when they ask for it.

423 days ago
101.

cabuchholz73    

Cool, well I am off to assault a few photog, because apparently you can. Wish me luck.

423 days ago
102.

Toilethead    

That's bullcrap. He should be in prison like anyone else would be.

423 days ago
103.

Jeff    

So whats new, L.A. does not prosecute nor hold celebs accountable for their actions. I feel for the cops, they do their job, they investigate, make arrests and recommend prosecution to the DA, but the DA and the courts are nothing less than star struck and drop the ball every time...Kanye is a ticking time bomb and just like Chris Brown, it is only a matter of time before they seriously injurer or do worse to someone because the law keeps looking the other way.

423 days ago
104.

bob    

See ....Damn punks always get away with it

423 days ago
105.

Mike    

Perhaps these Paps need some MMA training. The first time West or Beiber eats an elbow when they try this crap, they will in fact be learning a valuable lesson.

423 days ago
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