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Mel Gibson's domestic violence case turned over to prosecutors

August 25, 2010 |  4:19 pm

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has wrapped up its investigation into domestic violence allegations against actor Mel Gibson, turning over its findings to prosecutors late Wednesday afternoon, an official said.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office will now decide whether to file charges against Gibson, said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons.

Accusations that Gibson hit his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, surfaced about two months ago.

Soon after, the department also began investigating claims that Grigorieva or someone close to her was attempting to extort money from Gibson. That part of the investigation has not yet been turned over to prosecutors, and the district attorney’s office is expected to wait until it is before evaluating the allegations against Gibson, a source said.

Evidence reviewed by sheriff’s detectives included text messages and e-mails between the couple and interviews with Gibson and others.

-- Robert Faturechi