Criminal charges dismissed against Kanye West

LOS ANGELES (AP) - October 23, 2009

The case was filed after West and his manager were arrested on Sept. 11, 2008, after an altercation with two photographers at Los Angeles International Airport.

The photographers and the rapper have reached civil settlements over the case, which resulted in a still camera and a video camera being broken.

West's attorney, Blair Berk, successfully argued the case should be dismissed because of the agreement and that California law allows for certain criminal cases to be settled out of court.

Berk says West and his manager, Don Crawley, have already completed 12 hours of anger management classes.

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