Sheriff's employees violated policy in Gibson arrest


Three Los Angeles County sheriff's employees violated policy in Mel Gibson's misdemeanor drunken driving arrest last year.

That's according to a report by the Office of Independent Review, a department watchdog.

The report notes the employees neglected to take Gibson's palm print upon his release and to follow the proper procedures before driving him to a tow yard to retrieve his car. They also neglected to sign a certain department form.

A sheriff's spokesman says the three employees -- two sergeants and a jailer -- have been disciplined for the minor violations.

Gibson was arrested July 28, 2006, for misdemeanor drunken driving on Pacific Coast Highway.

He pleaded no contest to the charge on Aug. 17, 2006, and was given three years probation, ordered to pay $1,400 in fines and attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.