Tyson May Face Battery Charge

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors have begun investigating whether
to charge ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and a photographer for a scuffle at Los Angeles International Airport.

City attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan (muh-Tel'-jan) says police on Tuesday handed his office a preliminary report of the Nov. 11 confrontation.

Tyson and photographer Tony Echeverria made citizens' arrests, each claiming he was punched by the other man.

Mateljan says city attorney's investigators want to interview both men and see video of the incident.

Tyson and Echeverria could be charged with misdemeanor battery, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Tyson could also be charged with violating probation in a 2007 drug case if he's convicted. He pleaded guilty in Arizona to cocaine possession.


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