Kanye West a 'named suspect' in Beverly Hills battery probe - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Kanye West a 'named suspect' in Beverly Hills battery probe

Posted:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:00:17 GMT
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • West was identified as a suspect "by the victim and several witnesses," police say
  • Beverly Hills Police give few details of the alleged battery
  • West already charged with battery and attempted theft in an airport incident last year

By Alan Duke

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Kanye West is a suspect in a misdemeanor battery assault probe in Beverly Hills, police said Monday.

The alleged battery happened near Wilshire Boulevard at 12:15 p.m. Monday, a Beverly Hills Police Department statement said.

"Mr. West had left the location prior to officers arrival," police said. "As of this writing, BHPD Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation."

Representatives for West did not immediately respond to CNN calls for comment.

The police statement gave few other details.

"The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses," police said.

West already faces charges of battery and attempted grand theft in an altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last summer.

Photographer Daniel Ramos flagged down police and said he was taking photos of an "individual" when the suspect attacked him.

West's lawyer, Blair Berk, entered a not guilty plea on West's behalf in court in November. The case is set for another hearing on January 23.

Rob Wilcox, spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office, said each of the two charges carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

 

CNN's Megan Clifford contributed to this report.

 

The-CNN-Wire

™ & © 2014 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.