Paparazzi Probe

LA criminal investigation targets paparazzi

Just how aggressive have the paparazzi become? Celebrity hunters in Hollywood are the targets of a criminal investigation that comes amid complaints about their aggressive tactics.

Police and prosecutors are investigating allegations ranging from misdemeanors such as trespassing to more serious crimes like false imprisonment and even potential conspiracy. The investigation was launched in part because of concerns that paparazzi run-ins with celebrities are getting more dangerous.

Last month, actress Lindsay Lohan narrowly escaped serious injury when her car collided with one driven by a member of the paparazzi who was allegedly following her. The photographer was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon.