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Photographer will not press charges for alleged assault at Rashee Rice nightclub, Dallas police say | KCUR

The photographer who allegedly accused Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice of assaulting him outside a Dallas nightclub earlier this month has declined to press charges, according to police.

Dallas Police Department spokeswoman Kristin Lowman confirmed Tuesday that the man signed a non-prosecution affidavit, but that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Neither the victim nor the suspect were identified in the crime report obtained by KERA News, but the Dallas Morning News and WFAA confirmed that Rice was a person of interest in the case.

Lowman said it is not the department’s practice to reveal or confirm the identity of a suspect in an investigation.

According to the report, the photographer was attending an after-hours party on May 6 at the Lit Lounge & Feu nightclub at 609 N. Harwood St. He left but returned at the request of a man who allegedly asked the photographer to look at the Instagram messages on your phone.

As he looked down, the man, believed to be Rice, allegedly punched the photographer on the left side of his face.

Texas Sen. and attorney Royce West, who represents Rice, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from KERA News.

Nightclub owner Reza Dibaje told WFAA that when reviewing surveillance video from outside the club, it did not appear that the person a detective identified as the accuser had been hit.

“We just want to clear our names because the report came out that there was a fight inside our venue,” Dibaje told WFAA. “I was at the club all night, and I was even outside, and there was no fight at my house.” place.”

Rice and suspended Southern Methodist University cornerback Theodore Knox still face eight criminal charges related to a multi-vehicle crash on the North Central Expressway in March.

Several victims of that accident are suing Rice in at least two separate lawsuits for millions of dollars in damages.

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