Charges have not yet been filed against 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for his recent decision to tell TSA workers at LAX that he had a bomb.
If they do, the charges will come via the recommendation of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Criminal Conspiracy Unite.
Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that the arm of the Major Crimes Division, charged with preventing significant disruptions of public order, will lead the investigation. Police at LAX previously ran the investigation.
Eventually, the case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for possibility of formal charges. Given the breadth of discretion that prosecutors possess, a decision ultimately could be made that Smith was making a very bad joke, and that LAX police overreacted.
Or, if the evidence of Smith making a false report of a bomb threat is as clear as it reportedly seems to be, prosecutors could decide to throw the book at Smith.