The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has requested "additional follow-up" from Redondo Beach police before deciding whether charges will be filed against
This came after a review of the case Wednesday by the district attorney's office, according to Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman.
Voynov was arrested early Monday morning after an alleged domestic violence incident in Redondo Beach. A court date of Dec. 1 has been set, and Hoffman said the district attorney's office will receive the additional information before that date.
"Upon completion of the case review, the district attorney's office requested additional follow-up before making a determination on the filing of charges related to this investigation," Hoffman said.
Voynov's attorney, Craig Renetzky, told The Times he saw this as a "positive sign that they didn't file" charges.
"It'll give me some more opportunity to present some of our investigative results," he said.
Voynov has been suspended by the
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Renetzky said he interviewed Voynov and the woman he allegedly injured using a Russian interpreter.
"She was very clear he did not punch her, he did not hit her in that way," Renetzky said. "Based on what she is telling me, there's no crime here. There's certainly not enough to bring criminal charges."
Renetzky would not specify the injuries the woman suffered but said they resulted from an accident. He said the "misunderstanding" with police could have occurred because of language issues.
"I don't think they understand what occurred," he said. "We're going to try to present some exonerating evidence hopefully in the next few days. I'm hoping the league will reconsider their position."
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