Caitlyn Jenner -- Sheriff is NOT Recommending Manslaughter Prosecution
Caitlyn JennerSheriff is NOT Recommending Manslaughter Prosecution
8/21/2015 12:50 AM PT
The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. says media reports claiming the agency is recommending Caitlyn Jenner be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter are incorrect ... there is NO such recommendation.
TMZ reported, the 161-page Sheriff's Dept. report concludes Jenner violated the misdemeanor manslaughter law by driving at an unsafe speed. Jenner's SUV slammed into a Lexus that had been stopped in traffic, sending the car into oncoming traffic and killing the driver.
The Sheriff's Dept. will submit its report to the L.A. County D.A. next Wednesday and prosecutors will then decide whether to file charges.
Law enforcement sources have told us for months ... there's a 50/50 chance charges will be filed. Some of our sources doubt she'll be prosecuted, saying Jenner's conduct was no different than that other drivers who are inattentive and rear end another car ... the only difference is in Jenner's case, the positioning of the cars sent the Lexus into a fatal trajectory.
As one law enforcement source put it ... Jenner's state of mind was the same as other drivers who screw up and rear end someone, and you prosecute people for their state of mind, not bad luck.