Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Luann de Lesseps Is ‘Looking Into Allegations Of Misconduct’ Against Fired Officer Who Arrested Her!

The officer responsible for arresting Luann De Lesseps back in December 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida has been fired. According to The Blast, on January 15, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder announced that Deputy Steven O’Leary had been fired.

O’Leary, who had been working with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office for 11 months before his dismissal, was terminated after field tests determined that three of his recent narcotics arrests did not test positive for narcotics, reported local NBC affiliate WPTV.

According to video footage from a press conference, Synder said that nine inmates have already been released from custody, and all of O’Leary’s arrests are now under review.

“We are looking into the allegations of misconduct by Officer O’Leary and we’ll be acting accordingly,” the Real Housewives of New York City star told PEOPLE in a statement about the news.

As previously reported, Luann was charged in January with the felony of resisting an officer with violence, as well as misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly intoxication, stemming from her arrest in Palm Beach, Florida, on Christmas Eve. She was released on her own recognizance 10 hours later and pleaded not guilty on Dec. 29. Back in May, de Lesseps accepted a plea deal.

In July 2018, de Lesseps skipped on filming the Season 10 reunion of RHONY as she checked back into rehab. Andy Cohen addressed the matter on his Sirium XM radio show, Radio Andy Live. “[Luann is] making the decision that is healthy for herself and you can do nothing but support that,” Andy said, according to Us Weekly. “She’s been through it. We send our love to Luann and support our decision.”

A Bravo spokesperson also confirmed Luann's return to rehab: “Bravo supports Luann’s decision to focus on her health. She is part of the Bravo family and we continue to stand by her as she copes with this challenging situation. At this time, we hope everyone will respect her privacy.”

Luann's co-star Bethenny Frankel has also shown her support. The Skinnygirl mogul, whom Luann authorized to speak on her behalf, also spoke about her friend to PEOPLE. “This weekend, Luann was surrounded by her girlfriends and decided — with their support — that in light of recent circumstances, it is the healthiest choice for her not to attend Tuesday’s reunion taping so that she can continue in her healing process,” Bethenny said. “Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs.”

“Recent additional family stress was a catalyst to her taking a break,” Frankel says.

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