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Officials Say No Cover-Up in Gibson Arrest

12/20/2007 5:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has info on the report issued by the independent panel that reviewed procedures in the Mel Gibson arrest, and the conclusion is -- no cover-up.

As you may recall, on the day of the arrest, TMZ was told by Sheriff's officials that it was "without incident." In fact, Gibson went on a rant which included an anti-semitic tirade. We obtained and published four pages of an arrest report outlining Gibson's conduct that had been removed from the official report.

In its findings, the review commission noted that the four pages included "inflammatory comments." Now here's the justification for what went down.

"Because of a concern about certain information gathered during the arrest falling prematurely into the hands of media sources and because there was no clear Departmental guidance provided on how to handle this scenario presented, supervisors made spontaneous decisions with regard to how to package the information and describe the arrest. While these decisions do not indicate a violation of department policy, and were fairly sensible, they do point out the need for creating a thoughtful and systematic approach for how to handle future similar scenarios."

The findings go on -- "The initial response from first and second level supervisors was to order that the comments be entirely stricken from the police report as unnecessary. However, before being implemented, that instruction was modified by the unit commander, who proposed that the comments not be included in the narrative of the report but that they be placed instead in a supplemental report."

Here's the upshot from the review panel: "In sum, the collection and documentation of information incident to the arrest was timely and appropriately provided to the District Attorney so that he could make appropriate charging decisions."
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Jeanie    

Jesus is NOT a mythical figure or a fairytale. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and He was raised from the dead. He can (and will) come back at ANY time, so people need to be ready. If you want to have the advantage over the Jews, just become a Christian. Just believe that Jesus died in YOUR place and He took the punishment for your sins on the cross. Your sins can ALL be forgiven if you repent of them and BELIEVE in Him.

...and don't worry too much about the Jews. If they really think that they are SO superior to everyone else, God WILL deal with them and He will deal with them in His OWN time, when HE is ready. They only succeed in making FOOLS of themselves if they persist in that kind of arrogant attitude. Don't worry... the Lord WILL punish them for their arrogance if not in this world, then the next.

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Big Ol' Nobody    

...They do get by with a little help of their friends, though.

2413 days ago
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Big Ol' Nobody    

I didn't say Jesus was not real or even a fairytale. I'm just saying that the terms he used over 2000 years ago fit into a completely different context than they are being used today. I'm not big on punishment for either this life or the next. If you are that spiritual, where is God, and why is he allowing horrible events to occur? (not supposed to be an offensive question- just a provoking statement) When's the last time you can say you had absolutely no doubt whatsoever that (a) God exists? I can imagine for most people, they would have to think real hard. And tthe way some people use this personal quest to promote confusion in people who search the answer the most...is kinda sad. Just as much as ignoring the idea of whether there is a God or not, and treat others hatefully and guide them to regard themselves and others as worthless because you don't know...If there is a God, I don't think he is responsible for all this hate. If you ask me, it is the overbearing male dominance that is causing all this havoc in the world. It is their collective envy towards woman that is pased down like a disease and a tradition. Men rule and dominate just about every aspect of just about every society. And they've been on that pedestal of corpses for so long, that they do not even question it. We all believe that their position as rulers is simply a given, j u s t b e c a u s e t h e y a r e m e n! Strangely enough, this is a global phenomenon- so how can it be refuted, right? If everyone is living this way it can't possibly be wrong...Sorry but I'm not quite responding directly to anything I'm just a big ol ranter...and what is pornea?

2413 days ago
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Jeanie    

It's the same as sexual immorality. The pastors in my church used the word "pornea" while preaching about it (not sure I spelled it right), but it's a word that preceded or is where the word "pornograpy" comes from. It's in Matthew 5, vs 32 where Jesus taught that sexual immorality is the only reason God allows for divorce.

2413 days ago
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Rude    

First

2416 days ago
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Marcus    

I'm first. Why? I have no idea.

2416 days ago
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Merry Christmas    

Thank you for taking down the live stream of Ike's wake.

2416 days ago
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Rude    

Where my daddy video? I wanna see picture of my daddy, Ike. Bring him back TMZ!

2416 days ago
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Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

i saw an elderly black lady taking pics with her phone just outside the front door.

2416 days ago
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Speedmonkey.net    

who cares. post #2, you're a loser.

2416 days ago
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windy    

maliboos most wanted.

2416 days ago
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Jeanie    

Mel Gibson is a good man. Leave him alone.

2416 days ago
13.

Fly on the Wall    

Of course there was a cover-up. If you are rich and powerful you have nothing to fear from the police.

2416 days ago
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Alanna    

Nice that you TMZ stalkers think you have the right to be judge, jury, and executioner. Losers.

2416 days ago
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MAMA jugs TO you    

take it and shove it up your stinky aszz, freaking ball suckers!

you are all just a bunch of damn wannabe BIG G's

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