Arresting officers list Stacey Dash as ‘white’
Police officers were forced to admit their error after mislabelling actress Stacey dash as “white” on their arrest report.
the Clueless star has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanour domestic violence charge, after she was arrested for allegedly attacking her husband Jeffrey Marty at their New Port richey home on Sunday.
However, when filling out the arrest report, cops labelled dash — who has an african american father and Mexican american mother — as “white.”
Speaking to TMZ about the error, a spokesperson for the Pasco Sheriff’s department admitted the mistake, explaining: “Stacey dash was never asked her race by the arresting deputy, nor did she volunteer any information about her race. the arresting deputy assumed that she was Hispanic.”
“However, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office follows the department of Justice Uniform crime reporting standards and, according to the DOJ reporting requirements the only allowable races are: asian/hawaiian/pacific islander, black/african american, american indian/ alaskan Native, Unknown, or White,” they added.
Marty reportedly paid the $500 bail fee to get the 52-year-old actress released from the Land-o-lakes detention Facility in Florida on Monday morning. She has been given access to a public defender because she can’t afford a private lawyer.