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Palm Desert PD Gunning for Lindsay From the Get-Go

1/4/2011 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Palm Desert Police Department was rabidly trying to get Lindsay Lohan arrested just days after her altercation with a Betty Ford Center staffer.

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Sources say a police lieutenant contacted L.A. County Deputy Probation Officer Barbara Parker shortly after Lindsay's December 12 run-in with Dawn Holland, asking her to come to Betty Ford and arrest Lindsay for violating her probation.  When Parker told the lieutenant it would be premature to take such drastic action, we're told the lieutenant began arguing with her and it got "extremely heated."

We've learned after the call, the lieutenant's boss called Parker to apologize.

As TMZ reported earlier today, the police are now saying Lindsay violated her probation by committing a battery.  What's interesting is that it's for the L.A. County Probation Department and ultimately a Beverly Hills judge -- not the police in Riverside County -- to conclude if Lindsay violated probation.

Sources tell TMZ ... the L.A. County Probation Department will take no action against Lindsay unless she's convicted of battery in Riverside County.

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MOMinCHI    

WORKER ISMOENY HUNGRYBUM WHAT 12 STEPSis she doing - peopleinrehab areobviously going through hard times-
you also know the risks workingwith people in recovery.
WHAT BS
ANd yes I have worked in difficult settings so when I got bit hitscratch spit on I jumpedup and down and makdea scene?
GETOVER IT

1202 days ago
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sinead thomas    

they need to get over this if there is no charges pressed agaiinst her then they should let it go otherwise they really must have something against her, the police can go to hell

1202 days ago
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mat    

Given her genes and environment, I doubt this woman has ever known anything but chaos. That is her "normal". She is uncomfortable unless there is drama and chaos surrounding her and she will always do things to keep it that way. It doesn't matter how many treatment centers she checks into she will always sabotage herself because of her personality and need for her "normal".
Maybe she can at least serve as a case study.

1202 days ago
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Marilyn    

Lindsay looks like a 45 year old woman. That hard living catches up to you.

1202 days ago
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lrobertc    

Sad to say it but this girl is beyond help.She will end up another Hollywood casualty,She is not the first nor the last,once her career comes to a halt,she is over.No career,no money,what else is left?,drugs and sooner or later death.God have mercy on her,a real shame,a great talent,fame and fortune down the drain

1202 days ago
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Diane    

Doesn't it matter at all to any of you that the original footage of this altercation showed Lindsey pushing this woman off of her after attacked her. They showed it on tv but as usual as soon as someone catches on that a defense attorney might use it they yank it off. It's probably still online somewhere but the way I saw it with my eyes is Lindsey was just pushing her away. When someone stikes first to me that is NOT battery!! However now that Lindsey has done time she doesn't appear to have the same rights as she used to. All of you idiots screaming she gets celebrity treatment---I don't see it like that at all. They are now treating celebrities WORSE than others--to set an example--look at what happened to Paris when they threw away the key--they said NO ONE does that kind of time for that sort of crime--that guy said himself (forgot his name) he was using her as an example of what not to do.

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