Cops gave Mel Gibson preferential treatment, but not Paris Hilton

December 21st, 2007 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, December 21 (ANI): An internal investigation carried out by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has found that three employees gave preferential treatment to Hollywood star Mel Gibson during his DUI arrest last July.

The Office of Independent Review has revealed that two sergeants and a jailer did not follow proper procedures when the actor was arrested.

It has also been learnt that the three employees tried to withhold details of the arrest report, which contained alleged anti-Semitic statements by Gibson.

While one of them was awarded a two-day suspension, the other two received written reprimands. However, their names have not been disclosed.

“The Office of Independent Review is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do, which is monitoring the Sheriff’s Department,” People magazine quoted Whitmore as saying.

“That makes transparency more than a buzzword, it makes it a reality,” Whitmore added.

According to e!online, the report reveals that Gibson was not palm printed, as in customary, upon his release from custody.

It also states that a deputy on duty drove Gibson directly from the jail to the impound lot to retrieve his car, without first receiving approval from a supervisor.

The four-page report, however, suggested that there did not occur any violation of rules in hotel heiress Paris Hiltons arrest for driving on a suspended license while on probation. (ANI)

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