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DA considers battery charge against Justin Bieber

By Alan Duke, CNN
June 20, 2012 -- Updated 1901 GMT (0301 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A photographer says Justin Bieber attacked him at a shopping center
  • Sheriff's investigators have given their findings to prosecutors
  • The photographer complained of pain and was taken to a hospital last month

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing Justin Bieber's alleged fight with a photographer last month to decide if the pop star will be charged, a spokeswoman in the prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

The photographer filed a complaint with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department accusing Bieber, 18, of misdemeanor battery, a sheriff's spokesman said.

He said Bieber attacked him as he was taking photos of Bieber and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, at a Calabasas, California, shopping center, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Bieber and Gomez, 19, left the shopping center before law enforcement officers arrived.

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The photographer complained of pain and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released, the sheriff's spokesman said.

Sheriff's investigators have turned over their findings to prosecutors, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

CNN's Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.

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