Ventura County sheriffs have turned their battery investigation of Britney Spears over to the Ventura County District Attorney for a decision on whether to prosecute the pop star for the misdemeanor, Capt. Eric Buschow said Friday.
Spears was accused of battery earlier this month by one of her housekeepers, who said the singer — who is in the middle of an epic court battle over her conservatorship — struck her during an argument over her dogs.
Buschow said previously that the housekeeper contacted deputies in the aftermath of the incident, which allegedly occurred Aug. 16, and filed a report. He declined to discuss specifically how the housekeeper claimed Spears made physical contact but said the housekeeper showed no visible signs of injury.
Sources told Page Six the next day that the dogs had been taken to a vet by Spears’ dog sitter earlier in the month and weren’t brought home. Spears called 911on Aug. 10 to report “some type of theft” but changed her mind when law enforcement arrived at her house, according to Buschow.
The animals have since been returned to the singer, Page Six said.