why no charges? this type of thing causes so much distress
So, here's a young man that causes tremendous hate and distress by his lies and then gets no punishment. He's equivalent to a woman crying rape when nothing happened. A woman falsely crying rape hurts others who do get raped and this young man added more fuel to racial unrest that has been increasing due to certain political interests, especially this same type of lie. Had this turned out to be a "hate crime" those kids would have ended up in prison and ruined for life. He gets away with a false "I'm sorry".
"But a two-week investigation by Iowa City Police found that a heavily intoxicated Owens was an instigator during several altercations that began inside the Eden Lounge early May 1 and continued in downtown streets. One of the fights involved Owens and some of his friends beating someone who used a racial epithet, police said.
Police said Tuesday that Owens, a 2015 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, would not face charges for filing a false report, fighting or underage drinking, and that they would not seek restitution to recover the costs of their investigation. They said they wanted to avoid lengthy court proceedings in the case that shook the normally quiet college town."
Re: why no charges? this type of thing causes so much distress
It's likely that an Obama justice department bureaucrat contacted the DA and police chief and informed them that they would be investigated and the police department would be re-educated.
As police departments across the US are being taken over by the federal government via regulations and oversights.