A Dallas police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after her double life as a foul-mouthed rapper was revealed.
According to WFAA the woman is Dallas Police Lieutenant Regina Smith, who commands two investigative units at the Dallas Police Department. Her husband– who was also a police officer– was killed in the line of duty in 2009, and WFAA adds that the city “mourned with her.”
WFAA has more (emphasis added):
“Lucy keep it real, I’m going to tell you like it is. Don’t push Ms. Lucy, because you won’t like the consequences,” the lyrics of the song say. “Lucy got a drawer full of all day suckers, don’t mess with me, or I will shoot the [expletive], ‘cuz Lucille Baller she been to hell and back.”
She boasts with threats towards those who cross her, like many rappers.
On the website, she is wearing her police uniform and talks about the department. While sitting a table talking to some women, she says, “And you know what I would do to somebody who tried to take advantage of me? You see this bullet right here? I’ll stick it from the rooter to the tooter and bring it out.”
Later in the video, she pulls out her revolver, which she calls “Lucy” and pretends to fire it.
Here’s the rap video:
WFAA reportedly asked a criminologist to weigh in on the case:
It’s inappropriate action by a police officer – especially a high-ranking officer – to the extent it talks about killing people, and well, that’s criminal activity and you simply cannot have it,” said Dr. Sam Walker, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice as the University of Nebraska.
He said the videos send a bad message to the community.
“You could have kids in the community saying, ‘Hey, this police officer is talking about shooting people, why can’t we?'” Walker said.
Smith says she has no comment, but will “deal with whatever happens.”
“We all enjoy artistic freedom,” Professor Walker added, according to the Dallas Morning News, “but when we have certain jobs, especially jobs as police officers, there’s some limits of what we can say and do.”
(H/T: Daily Mail)