The fate of Britney Spears’ pending battery case is now in the hands of the Ventura County District Attorney.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department has concluded their investigation concerning the claims made by the 39-year-old's housekeeper and passed their findings to the DA on Friday, August 27, reports TMZ.
As OK! previously reported, the Crossroads star was accused of battery by her housekeeper following an alleged scuffle over the mom-of-two's dogs.
The altercation occurred after one of Spears' two pooches became sick, and Spears' dog sitter — who is also a nurse — decided to take her pup and the other one to the vet. However, the animals were never returned home, according to TMZ.
An insider told the outlet that the dog sitter opted to keep the animals and care for them because she had concerns over whether or not the pets were safe in "Womanizer" singer's care.
On August 10, Spears called the Ventura County Sheriff's Department to file a theft report over her dogs — but when the police showed up at her house, she decided against filing an official report and sent the cops on their way.
However, when the dogs still weren't brought back to her home to her by August 16, Spears suspected her estranged father Jamie had something to do with them going MIA.
After Spears confronted her housekeeper on the whereabouts of her furry friends, the housekeeper allegedly expressed her concern that the MMC alum wasn't properly caring for the dogs. The woman then showed the former pop icon photos on her phones of the dog that had thrown up, according to an insider.
As previously reported by OK!, the blonde beauty thought that the housekeeper had sent the photos to Jamie. Spears reportedly slapped the phone out of the housekeeper's hand and struck her arm in the process.
Sources told TMZ that Spears denies touching the housekeeper.
Meanwhile, the "If You Seek Amy" singer's dogs were returned to her on Friday, August 20, with an insider telling PEOPLE Spears was "thrilled" to be reunited with her beloved animals.