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(AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it would not seek criminal charges and has closed its investigation into a rapper’s tweet that prompted hundreds of calls to a sheriff’s station, jamming phone lines for hours. Capt. Mike Parker said Wednesday that the department decided to drop the matter after conducting an investigation and consulting with the district attorney’s office. He also welcomed an apology the rapper, known as The Game, made to the department. “His willingness to help share with the media and the community that the safety of the public is what is most important is a great message,” Parker said in a statement.
(Huffington Post) — A rapper could face criminal charges after a tweet from his account incited a telephone flash mob that overwhelmed the emergency phone system at one of busiest stations of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department, the agency said Saturday. The sheriff’s department alleges The Game tweeted the Compton station’s phone number Friday and told his 580,000 followers to call the number if they wanted an internship.