Dave Chappelle Attacker Charged with Possession of Weapon with Intent to Assault
Attacker Convicted of Multiple Crimes …
Including Possession Of Weapon with Intent To Assault
5/5/2022 4: 51 PM PT
Dave Chappelle‘s attacker may have escaped felony prosecution, but the L.A. City Attorney has thrown the book at him, but because it’s a misdemeanor it’s only a paperback.
City Attorney Mike Feuer has charged Isaiah Lee with battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance, and commission of an act that delays the event or interferes with the performer. These are all misdemeanor offenses and the punishment is much less than a conviction for a felony.
The 23-year-old could face jail time, but because of overcrowding, COVID, etc., it’s unlikely he’ll serve much time if any.
It’s interesting … L.A. District Attorney George Gascon made quick work of rejecting the case, saying Lee’s conduct did not rise to the level of a felony. It seems that he has a different opinion about the severity of the crime when you look at the four charges the City Attorney has brought to his attention.
Mike Feuer, L.A. City Attorney
City Feuer seems to subtly underline Gascon’s statement that “My office takes public safety very seriously.” If he’s convicted, Lee faces a potential maximum sentence of 18 months in county jail and/or a $4,000 fine.
According to LAPD sources, the Dept. is royally pissed that Gascon rejected the case and kicked it to the City Attorney. Gascon has been controversial since his appointment… he rejected many cases that were previously prosecuted.
5: 28 PM PT — Of course, everyone’s been wondering how in the world Lee, or anyone, gets into the Hollywood Bowl with a weapon. A spokesperson for the venue has spoken out to say that they are reviewing their existing procedures internally and with the assistance from outside experts so that they can continue to provide a safe environment. “
Additionally, they’ve already increased the number of security personnel on-site for events.
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