We all remember Mel Gibson's drunk driving arrest back in 2006 when he made a slew of anti-Jewish comments, and now one of the officers involved is filing a lawsuit against the County of Los Angeles.
James Mee, a Sheriff’s Deputy, is suing because he claims the police department has been unfairly overlooking him for promotions and subjecting him to unwarranted disciplinary action for supposedly leaking information to the press.
It all started when Mee tried to look into whether or not the “Lethal Weapon” actor was given preferential treatment by the department.
Mee’s lawyer told press, "My client simply wants to be left alone to do his job at the sheriff's department. He's always wondering what they might do to punish him next. My client is being retaliated against because he is a Jewish deputy. He was the most logical person for the police to investigate, but they didn't look into any other deputies. They started with him and ended with him, even though other deputies had access to the report. They should've kept investigating."
Sheriff’s spokesperson Steve Whitmore shot back, "We categorically deny this lawsuit. This has nothing to do with ethnicity. What the sheriff's department did was launch an investigation because someone was releasing confidential documents, which is a crime. We look forward to telling the whole story in this case."