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CHP to Heather: You Oughta Be in Pictures

9/29/2008 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Heather LocklearTake a look at the CHP officer on the right, taking a picture of Heather Locklear on his cell phone just before she gets cuffed.

It's not a CHP cellphone -- the Department tells TMZ it's owned by the officer. So, you ask, why is the officer taking pictures of Heather Locklear on his personal cell phone? Officials in the Santa Barbara CHP office say he was documenting the scene with video and photos -- partly for evidence and partly to protect the officers in case Heather claims some sort of impropriety.

The officials say the video and photos are being turned over to the D.A.'s office as evidence and nothing was improper about the officer using his cell phone to document the arrest. But we spoke with several others at CHP who say officers shouldn't be using their personal cellphones, especially when a celeb is the suspect.

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Nice_Ass    

Well I wonder why he took her picture? Duh. Look at that nice, tight little a$$ on her. I'd be taking pictures, too. Then when we got back to the station, she'd be explaining to me how badly she wanted out of this little situation. The charges would be dropped as soon as her pants were.

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cindy    

I think the cop just wanted a picture of her for him self so he could show it to his friends and say look who I took a picture of .

2182 days ago
18.

bob    

RAT

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19.

Theeper    

I really don't feel sorry for Heather ... no one shoved the pills (or whatever she was on) down her throat. She made the choice to go out in public impaired.
As far as the cops ... it's pitiful that they need a picture of her so badly ... pitiful.

2182 days ago
20.

Dr. Adams    

SAVE US SOME TAX PAYeER'S CASH.....THEY SHOULD HAVE UN-CUFFED HER RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT...GIVEN HER TWO DAYS COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ONE DAY PROBATION...AND A FEW DAYS IN RE-HAB.....THATS WHAT SHE'S GOING TO END UP GETTING ANYWAY...."SKANK-B-OTCH!!!!!!

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21.

Jak Boot    

There is no such thing as a personal cell phone, YOU NO LONGER HAVE ANY PERSONAL RIGHTS.

This message has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security

2182 days ago
22.

Rah-Rah    

What the hell is he doing taking pictures with his personal cell phone? It's for $$$$$$$$$$$$.

Everyone and their gansta brother knows that LAPD patrol cars are equipted with internal mounted cameras that record pictures, video and sound. This greedy cop is looking to make moolah from Heather's demise.

When was the last time you saw anyone else get arrested and the second officer whipped out a personal cell phone to record pictures? Hmmmmm?

2182 days ago
23.

mike    


Every one of you complaining about Law Enforcement are the same as!holes that let O.J. Simpson go the first time. Heather is hot as hell but she broke the law. If an internal investigation comes back saying the cop acted inappropriate, then they should act accordingly.

2182 days ago
24.

duh    

BULL! That guy is taking the shot on his personal phone for himself PERIOD. It's not part of any "procedure." I agree with all who say the cops think people are idiots. Totally improper. AND it is different than TMZ taking pictures - not to defend paparazzi as I hate them - but that's what they do. Cops who are supposed to be "enforcing the law," shouldn't be taking pics of celebrities for their personal use, or to sell, or whatever... She was clearly not free to leave as they were arresting her and cuffing her and he's snapping photos. Ridiculous.

2182 days ago
25.

deezeey    

I now theres crooked cops out there and to use a cell phone for a pic sounds pretty shady...........but........If she wasn't drivin under the influence then no one would be having this discussion. Oh well Heather!!

2182 days ago
26.

roseman    

Does this CHP officer remind you at all of Sarah Palin,
using "personal" resources for "government" business?

2182 days ago
27.

imjustaskin    

So, who took the picture we're looking at? Is it from the dash cam or someone else?

2182 days ago
28.

ss    

DUI is against the law. The officer taking a photo with his cell phone is not against the law - although it probably goes against the police departments code of ethics. He didn't shoot someone accidentally, he didn't attack anyone, he didn't break the law, and he should NOT be fired. Not for taking a photo. He used bad judgement and should be disciplined, that's ALL.

And for all of you who say all cops are pigs, or are bad, or whatever -- you couldn't be farther from the truth. I'm not naive to think all cops are good, but the majority are and they are making this world a better place for us. Usually the people who hate cops or think they are bad people are the same people breaking the law. It's not realistic to make a blanket statement like that. If TMZ called the police department about the cop taking this photo, and provided the department with copies of the photos, an internal investigation will begin and it will be determined what action will be taken at that time.

Keep focus on who broke the law here, Heather Locklear,

2182 days ago
29.

TheseDays    

What an embarrassment!
How do we know this is a "personal" cell phone? Good for the cops backing their arrest up - it'll come in handy when her high powered attorney and PR machine come after them. Karma just blasted her. She needs to take full ownership of this and get the help (again) she needs to rid of those addictions. Can hardly wait to hear what her PR people will color for us - they got those lies all planned out.

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30.

Moan Ica    



PIG !!!!!!!

Send him back to his original position as a security guard at the movie theater.



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