New LAPD reports surface regarding Louis Tomlinson’s alleged assault case, which reveal that he might be facing six months of jail time if convicted.
Earlier this month, news about One Direction member Louis Tomlinson getting arrested over an airport brawl started to circulate online. Arriving back in Los Angeles with girlfriend Eleanor Calder last March 3, Louis Tomlinson allegedly took down a paparazzi photographer and punched a woman, leading to an arrest with a bail set to $20,000.
A number of speculations and hearsay regarding Tomlinson’s case continued to surface following the arrest, but Metroreports that an official LAPD report has finally made its way to the press.
The Daily Mail was able to exclusively obtain five out of the seven pages of the LAPD report about Louis Tomlinson’s arrest. According to Daily Mail, the other two pages of the arrest report could not be released under LAPD guidelines.
According to the LAPD report about Tomlinson’s arrest, Tomlinson was arrested on suspicion of battery over allegations that he physically attacked photographer Karl Larsen and LAX passenger Ana Becerra Herrera. The brawl was allegedly over Larsen trying to take paparazzi photos of him and his girlfriend Calder.
Apparently, there are physical manifestations that could prove the assault as the report revealed that Louis Tomlinson sported visibly scuffed knuckles after the incident.
Police report on Louis Tomlinson’s airport brawl reveals officers spotted ‘fresh abrasions’ on his knuckles https://t.co/ywHqFKoqDE
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After talking to Louis Tomlinson, his girlfriend, Larson, and other witnesses, the arrest report reflected that Tomlinson apparently grabbed Larsen’s leg, which caused him to fall backward and lose consciousness.
In Tomlinson’s full statement to the police, he admits:
I may have taken [Larson] down, I’m not sure, but I remember we both fell to the floor.
Tomlinson also included in his account that he only pushed Becerra Herrera to get her off his girlfriend. LAPD Officer Tran says:
I asked [suspect] Tomlinson if he recalled ever making any physical contact with Becerra Herrera. Tomlinson stated that he placed his hands on Becerra Herrera and in a pushing motion, pushed Becerra Herrera off of Calder and grabbed Calder to pull her away from Becerra Herrera.
Becerra Herrera only got into the brawl because of her efforts to take the whole Tomlinson-Larson brawl on video. This caused Calder to take measures against Becerra Herrera, which the report details:
Calder stated that she tried to slap the phone out of Becerra Herrera’s hands and may have forcibly remove the cellphone from Becerra Herrera’s hands.
Calder stated that Becerra Herrera started to hit her with closed fists and kicked her. Then they all got into a physical fight with each other. Calder said this was when Tomlinson pulled her away from Becerra Herrera.
After Tomlinson and Becerra Herrera’s brawl, Becerra Herrera emerged from the fight with bruises on her eyelid and ear. The wounds would be consistent with the fresh abrasions on both of Tomlinson’s knuckles that the police noticed during the time he arrested him, which could, of course, go against him during his hearing, The Marshall Town notes.
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— Toni Muskett (@ToniMuskett) March 6, 2017
Apparently, American Airlines representative Dominique Robinson already told Larsen to stop following Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend before the brawl happened, but Larsen refused to listen and continued to snap photos of the couple.
— The Sun (@TheSun) March 11, 2017
A video of the whole confrontation has surfaced earlier last week, which had many fans rushing to Louis Tomlinson’s side, although two of the three witnesses that gave statements to the police are siding with Becerra Herrera.
— Musical Shady News (@MusicalPopNews) March 4, 2017
Tomlinson has paid his bail upon arrest and as Inquisitrpreviously reported, was advised to stay indoors for the time being until his hearing. Louis Tomlinson is due in court on March 29 and could be charged up to six months in prison if convicted.
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