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DPD disciplines lieutenant for YouTube video

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Five Dallas police officers are out of a job, two are facing jail time, and two female officers will be suspended.

"Lucille Baller" is Burglary Lt. Regina smith's alter ego.


In a YouTube video, Smith airs her complaints with the department, is seen dry firing her service weapon, and threatening anyone who messes with her as she tries to make a name for herself producing rap music.

Her husband Senior Corporal Norman Smith was killed in the line of duty in 2009.

"She was communicating her grievances about being a widow in the department and her treatment to that effect," said Chris Livingston, Smith's attorney.

Smith has been on administrative leave since November. Dallas Police Chief David Brown tacked on an additional five days because of the negative feedback the video brought the department.

"Lt. Smith sincerely apologizes if the comments disappointed anyone or if they were taken in the wrong light," said Livingston.

While Smith gets to keep her job, five other officers were fired for various reasons.

Jon Llewellyn and Randolph Dillon are now charged with perjury and face jail time.

They were arrested for lying in court and falsifying police records related to a 2011 pot bust and a 2012 heroin arrest.

The Dallas County District Attorney's office says it had to dismiss 60 cases the pair worked on because of their actions.

Angering many of the fired officers was a tweet put out by Chief Brown on Friday morning saying, "I've got a really tough day ahead...not looking forward to the decisions I will have to make on some officers careers."

Smith's attorney didn't think those words were appropriate.

"He basically said he was going to terminate them, he had already made up his mind, made his decision without even hearing from those officers and that's completely unprofessional," said Chris Livingston, Smith's attorney.

Among the other officers terminated, Richard Adams, Lawrence Jamme and Joshua Vaughan. All were hired in 2009. Public Safety Officer Mark Spurgeon was let go after 17 years on the force, and Officer Sonya Killebrew got a 30-day suspension for child abuse allegations. All officers can appeal their termination or suspension.

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