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Prosecutors ask for more investigation in Lane Garrison case

April 24, 2012 | 10:33 pm

Prosecutors have asked Beverly Hills police to further investigate allegations of domestic violence involving Lane Garrison, who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney said Tuesday.

Prosecutors did not give a reason why they asked investigators for more information.

Garrison's attorney, Harland Braun, said he expected his client to be released within the next day given that prosecutors had not filed charges based on the arrest. Braun added that he planned to present exculpatory evidence to prosecutors.

Specifically, Braun noted that his client gave a full statement to Beverly Hills police investigators refuting the abuse allegations by his ex-girlfriend.

Police were called Saturday to the 300 block of North Palm Drive in response to a report that the actor was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident, but he had left before officers arrived.

Officers returned Sunday after learning that Garrison was on his way back to the Palm Drive residence, where he was taken into custody upon arrival. Garrison, who was arrested without incident, is being held in the Beverly Hills jail. 

The arrest came almost three years after Garrison, now 31, was released from state prison after serving less than half of a three-year, four-month sentence for a Beverly Hills drunk-driving crash in 2006 in which a teenage boy was killed.


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