Oscar slap: Police officers visit Will Smith’s home after incident at the Oscars

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Will Smith got a visit from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday March 29, two days after the actor slapped Chris Rock on-stage during the 2022 Oscars.

Photographers caught footage of officers entering the gates of the Smiths’ Calabasas mansion in a marked patrol car on Tuesday afternoon.

Police officers visit Will Smith?s home after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars

Officers were spotted driving into the gates of the Smiths Calabasas mansion in a marked patrol car at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Splash News reported as they snapped photos of the police vehicle. 

Police officers visit Will Smith?s home after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars

Deputy Lizette Salcon, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told Page Six that officers arrived after a drone was reported flying through the neighbourhood.

Salcon said; 

“We just sent that unit over there to try to locate the drone and see if there was a paparazzi or what was going on.

“But when the deputies got there, they weren’t able to locate the drone. It had already left the area.”

Police officers visit Will Smith?s home after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars

She did not confirm whether it was the Smiths who reported the drone. It was not clear yet if the Smith family had approached the police, or their neighbour had done so.

While Chris decided not to press charges, Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney from 2000 to 2012, told the New York Post on Tuesday that Will could face legal consequences anyway.

Police officers visit Will Smith?s home after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars

“The [Los Angeles] city attorney could bring charges based upon the evidence without necessarily relying upon the victim,” Steve Cooley, the Los Angeles County District Attorney from 2000 to 2012, told The Post on Tuesday.