Entries in Police (6)


NYPD: Amanda Bynes Was Not Sexually Assaulted by Police

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York police are denying accusations by Amanda Bynes that they sexually harassed the actress during her drug arrest last Thursday.

In a statement provided to ABC News, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said, "NYPD Internal Affairs investigators have found no evidence to corroborate Ms. Bynes's allegations. To the contrary, a credible civilian witness who was with the officers throughout told investigators that none touched Ms. Bynes inappropriately or otherwise engaged in misconduct at any time."

Bynes, 27, was arrested last Thursday after police responded to a 911 call about a woman smoking marijuana in her apartment building lobby.  When they arrived, they were led to Bynes’s residence, where officers reported smelling marijuana and said Bynes tossed a bong out of her apartment window.  Bynes later posted a note on Twitter in which she said an unidentified officer "slapped my vagina" during the arrest, adding "sexual harassment." 

On Monday, Bynes futher tweeted, "I'm so offended but I am so educated that I know cops cannot illegally enter my apartment, sexually harass me, arrest me, take me to a MENTAL HOSPITAL, then lock me up for a crime I didn't commit."

The actress, who has previously been charged with DUI, has displayed erratic behavior recently, tweeting provocative photos of herself and dramatically changing her look.  Her next court date has been set for July 9.

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Paparazzi Nab NJ Cops Failing to Ticket 'Jersey Shore’s' The Situation

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(BELMAR, N.J.) -- Most of the time the paparazzi are perceived as a nuisance, but pictures and video they captured of two New Jersey police officers failing to enforce the law so they could get Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s autograph has done some good.

E! Online reports that The Situation was cruising around Belmar, New Jersey Sunday night in his car with two girls sitting in a single front seat not wearing seatbelts.  The officers approached the Jersey Shore star and instead of pulling out their ticket books to write citations, they had The Situation autograph them -- all of which the paparazzi caught on camera.

Belmar Police Chief Thomas Palmisano has since ordered an investigation into the matter, and said the paparazzi video will be used for training so no celebrity will ever be put above the law again.

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Halle Berry Calls Police on Trespasser

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Halle Berry called the police twice this weekend, after seeing trespassers on her property in Los Angeles.

According to, an unidentified man got past Berry's "privacy wall" on Saturday and was standing in her front yard when the Oscar-winner saw him.  The man, whom TMZ speculates may have been a paparazzo, climbed over the wall and ran away after some people inside the home ran outside in an attempt to confront him.

The gossip site also reports that Berry again saw a trespasser on Sunday and contacted police. The person was gone by the time police arrived.

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Spike TV Drafting Drama Based on NYPD Bomb Squad

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Guy-centric cable network Spike TV is creating a scripted drama based on a book about the NYPD Bomb Squad, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The book, Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation's Most Exclusive Police Unit, was written by ABC News producers Richard Esposito and Ted Gerstein, who spent time embedded with the explosive experts.

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Mel Gibson Booked at California Police Station over Battery Case

Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Mel Gibson had a good excuse for missing the premiere of his new movie, The Beaver, on Wednesday night: he was turning himself in to police in connection with the alleged confrontation he had in his home last year with his then-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 55-year-old actor was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken at El Segundo Police Department in California.  A sergeant with the department tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He was very pleasant...We did it real quick and he was out."

Gibson was booked as part of the plea deal he reached last week in the case, when he was placed on three years' probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery.  He must also undergo one year of domestic violence counseling and perform 16 hours of community service.

Gibson had been accused of hitting Grigorieva at his Malibu, California home in January of 2010.

Gibson's new film, The Beaver, premiered at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night.  It opens nationwide in May.

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UPDATE: Christina Aguilera & Boyfriend Both Released from Police Custody

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Steve Whitmore, a spokesperson for the West Hollywood Sheriff's department, has confirmed that both Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matt Rutler are both now out of police custody after an early-morning incident Tuesday that saw her arrested on suspicion for being drunk in public and Rutler arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Whitmore says Aguilera will not be prosecuted.

According to Whitmore, Rutler was stopped at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday because his Mustang was burning rubber.  His blood alcohol content was .09.  Christina, a passenger in the car, was taken to the sheriff's office as a "public wellness issue" because she was "extremely drunk" at the scene.  The singer told police she didn't know where she lived because she didn't drive, so she was put in a cell until she was able to make a phone call.  According to Whitmore, she left at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and was picked up by a man believed to be her bodyguard.

Rutler's bail was set at $30,000.  He left police custody at 9:30 a.m.  Both he and Christina were described as being "cooperative."

E! Online has obtained Aguilera's mug shot, which was not released publicly by authorities.

Lately, the recently-divorced Aguilera has been under a microscope for a series of public missteps, including blowing a lyric of the national anthem at the Super Bowl, stumbling onstage at the Grammys and allegedly misbehaving at a celebrity party.

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