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Discipline in Mel Gibson Arrest

12/20/2007 3:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Three L.A. County Sheriff's Department employees have been called on the carpet in connection with Mel Gibson's DUI arrest last year.

The Office of Independent Review has concluded three deputies violated policy. TMZ received a written summary, which refers to the story TMZ broke, that four pages of the original arrest report were pulled from the official file -- pages outlining Gibson's anti-semitic rant.

The summary reads, "The Report also discusses the controversy as to whether Department officials attempted to censor the original arrest report in order to deflect attention from alleged inflammatory statements that he [Gibson] made."

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told TMZ two sergeants and one jailer received "minor" discipline for not following procedure in releasing Gibson from custody. The report concludes Gibson was not palm printed when he was released. The report also says a deputy drove Gibson from the jail to the tow yard where his car was impounded, without first getting approval from a supervisor.

We're told of the three employees, two received a written reprimand, the third received a one-day suspension without pay.

We're told the investigation into who gave TMZ the four phantom pages is still ongoing.

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Geminat.com    

what a flattering shot

2445 days ago
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Brit    

It is time to let Mel go..........

2445 days ago
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ryan    

hahah that pic is laughs

2445 days ago
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roughdaddy    

thats right hes too good of a director to be penalize for drunk driving,,,toss that case out...those pestky state troupers are a nuisance!!!

2445 days ago
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L    

What did sugartits do??

2445 days ago
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FlyontheWallTZM@aol.com    



WOW what a slow day for TZM Hope the live feed goes better than this.



I think I saw herv with santa at the mall





2445 days ago
7.

Mikey    

Maybe Mel was right after all!

2445 days ago
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Merry Christmas    

Mel - you'da man!

2445 days ago
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Giggles    

You mean the cops lied? NO! SHOCKING!

2445 days ago
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Dale    

Oh, for the love of Jesus Christ of Nazareth

2445 days ago
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Giggles    

They're spinning this, boys and girls. The typical vagueness from the PD when the know they've done wrong.

2445 days ago
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JLR    

The LAPD must be the worst of all police departments, It appears each officer has their own agenda. That is, instead of following the law they follow their own take on the law. This department needs a real house cleaning!!!!

2445 days ago
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Dyna ™    

You mean one of the cops drove him to the impound to pick up his car??? Doubt they would have done that for you and me.

2445 days ago
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Wtf    

Well If I was called sugartits I would violate policy too.

2445 days ago
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Achalewate    

I met a guy in Cancun who had just been released from a mexican jail
and he told me that he wrote the Passion of the Christ and Mel Gibson stole it from him.

2445 days ago
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