Stacey Dash’s Race Listed As White On Booking Sheet Was An Error: ‘The Arresting Deputy Assumed She Was Hispanic’
Stacey Dash really was listed as White on her booking sheet earlier this week.
A photo of the police report showed that the race for the actress, who was arrested following a domestic dispute with her husband in Florida, was indicated as White.
While it wasn’t clear if the photo was actually real, it looks like it was.
Reports said that police with Pasco Sheriff’s Department who took Dash in actually thought that she was Hispanic but labeled her as “White” on the arrest report. In reality, Dash’s father is African American and her mother is Mexican.
A rep for the police department explained,
“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 that only the paper reports provide a Hispanic option, not the computer-generated forms, which are commonly used.
The record also incorrectly called her “Stacey Dash Lauretta,” which the spokesperson said will be corrected.
Still, her race won’t be charged as Dash never actually stated her race while being arrested.
It was previously reported that Dash was taken into custody on a domestic battery charge following a domestic disagreement with her husband. She was released a day later on a $500 bond. She has entered a not-guilty plea and demanded a trial by jury.
She said while under oath that she has
“no property such as land, houses or buildings, automobiles, stocks or bonds, or other things of value or money sufficient in value to pay the costs of a lawyer.”
What do you think about the race mix-up on Stacey Dash’s police report?
Sources: TMZ, Yahoo!