The Los Angeles Police Department’s Criminal Conspiracy Unit has taken over the investigation of 49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith, a police official said Monday.
Smith, 24, was arrested on Sunday, April 13, and booked for making a false report of a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport. He was released later that evening after posting $20,000 bond.
The case has not yet been forwarded to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for consideration for formal charges.
Smith’s investigation is no longer being handled by the LAX police, according to LAX Police Sgt. Karla Ortiz. The LAPD’s Criminal Conspiracy Unit is part of the Major Crimes Division, whose primary objective is the prevention of significant disruptions of public order in the City of Los Angeles, according to LAPD’s website.
Smith was detained after allegedly becoming “belligerent and uncooperative” with TSA agents after being randomly selected for secondary security screening, according to LAX Police.
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According to Sgt. Ortiz, Smith was going through screening when he asked the TSA agent, “Are you going to search me further?”
Smith was told, “That’s not necessary,” according to Sgt. Ortiz.
Then, Smith responded, according to Sgt. Ortiz, “Why not? I have a bomb.”