Dallas officer suspended for violent rap

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 4:05 PM

DALLAS (AP) — A police lieutenant has been suspended for performing a rap song under the moniker Lucille Baller that contains profanity and threatens violence.

Dallas Lt. Regina Smith was placed on administrative leave in November but her disciplinary hearing wasn't held until Friday. Assistant Police Chief Cynthia Villarreal issued a five-day suspension.

Officials say that as owner of the Big Rush In music production company, Smith appeared in uniform on the company website. In one video she displays her service weapon while holding a bullet and "making inappropriate statements." Police officials say Smith "brought discredit to the department."

Smith was hired in 1988 and currently is assigned to the property crimes division.

Smith's attorney, Chris Livingston, told The Dallas Morning News that she's served the department with distinction for 25 years.

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