Clue­less cops

Ar­rest­ing of­fi­cers list Stacey Dash as ‘white’

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

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.

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