Yesterday the final conclusion of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department was released, finding that Caitlyn Jenner had broken the misdemeanor manslaughter law by traveling at an “unsafe speed,” which set off a chain of events that led to the death of one motorist. However, this does NOT mean the sheriff actually recommended that Caitlyn be prosecuted for manslaughter.
Now that the sheriff has submitted its report, the district attorney decides if charges should be brought, so there was no recommendations. I wonder if law enforcement ever actually makes recommendations about prosecution, or if they leave that up to the attorneys?
Sources told TMZ there’s a 50/50 chance Caitlyn will actually face vehicular manslaughter charges.
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.
Records indicate none of the drivers, including Caitlyn, was on their cell phones (like texting) at the time of the crash, and Caitlyn wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol. That likely plays into determining if criminal charges should be brought. Yet someone died: it doesn’t get any more serious than that. We’ll have to see what happens.
Photos by FAMEFLYNET