Dallas lieutenant placed on administrative leave following controversial rap video



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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 7:40 PM

DALLAS – The Dallas police lieutenant who made a rap video that mentioned shooting anyone who crossed her is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation. Lt. Regina Smith was placed on administrative leave Wednesday.

In part of her song, posted on YouTube, she says, “Lucy got a drawer full of all day suckers. Mess with me or I will shoot a [expletive], Cuz Lucille Baller has been to hell and back."

Dallas police officials aren't saying why the department is investigating Lt. Smith. However, sources say the investigation centers on whether she violated the code of conduct, which states an officer breaks the rules if their behavior, "has a tendency to adversely affect, lower or destroy public respect and confidence in the department or officer."

On a police blog called Underground Cop, which is populated with messages from Dallas officers, one person claiming to be a Dallas police officer posted, "This is a complete embarrassment. I have been embarrassed by our department in the past but this takes the cake."      

Lt. Smith says on the website she did this to honor her husband, Sr. Cpl. Norm Smith who was killed in the line of duty. The videos were posted on the website The Big Rush In, LLC., which touted itself as "a music production/independent record label that was established to provide a safe and trustworthy avenue to promote new artist in the music industry." 

On Wednesday, the day following News 8's initial report, the home page features the words "UNDER CONSTRUCTION –– PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER." 

In a video that was public Tuesday, Smith said, “But I have decided that I am going to move forward in my grief and pain and going to look at the future with brighter hope."

One officer on Underground Cop came to her defense. 

They stated, “She and Norm were totally in love and his on-duty death devastated her. I watched the video from the link and saw no disrespect for DPD or the police profession."

Lt. Smith did not return calls for comment.

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