The Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva case is far from reaching a conclusion, according to several well-placed sources within the law-enforcement community.
L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigators are in "absolutely no rush" to formally turn the Mel Gibson case over to the L.A. County District Attorney.
In reality, TMZ reports, this is because the D.A. already has the case.
The official line from the Sheriff's Department was that the goal was to turn the case over to the D.A. by Tuesday. Tomorrow is still possible, however, they feel "no pressure" to hit that date and a source said, "It will get there when it gets there."
So ... don't hold your breath. Except for more Mel Gibson tapes.
Mel and Oksana: What a weird, twisted relationship.
Sources connected with the case say it really doesn't matter when the case is turned over from the police to the legal authorities, because the prosecutor assigned to the case is fully engaged in the process and already knows the deal.
Moreover, the D.A. will not make any decision on whether to file charges until the investigation into extortion allegations against Oksana Grigorieva ends.
That is reportedly not happening soon, and the D.A. will be treating both cases as a "package deal," and make filing decisions on both at the same time.
In the meantime, Oksana wants more child support.
Should Mel and/or Oksana face charges?