The Gossip has learned the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has gone after the deputy who arrested Mel Gibson... with a vengeance.
At the same time, it appears little has been done to determine if top brass gave the drunken anti-Semite special treatment and deceived the media.
Sheriff's sources confirm to TMZ.com, the site that initially broke the Gibson story and alleged cover-up, that the Department obtained a search warrant and raided the home of Deputy James Mee on September 13.
Deputies went inside and took Mee's computer, phone records and other documents. Sheriff's Department sources say the Department got the warrant because officials believed Mee leaked four pages of the original arrest report. The Sheriff's Department claims it's a crime for a law enforcement officer to leak confidential documents.
The warrant is still sealed and the results of the search have not been made public. Mee's lawyer, Richard Shinee, would not comment.
The Sheriff's Department claims it is still investigating charges that its officials gave Gibson special treatment and lied to the media the day of the arrest. The day Gibson was busted, and called a female officer "sugar tits," Sheriff's officials told TMZ and other media that the arrest occurred "without incident."
Nothing could be further from the truth. An apologetic Gibson acknowledged as much on Good Morning America this week.
Also on the day of the arrest, Sheriff's officials told TMZ that the story it was about to publish documenting Gibson's arrest, remarks and vulgar conduct was "absolutely false." Only after TMZ obtained portions of the arrest report did the Department change its story, ultimately telling TMZ the entire report would be submitted to the D.A.
It should be interesting what the investigation turns up. Meanwhile, Joy Behar, a well-known comedian, based Mel again today. She's Jewish, and is upset that she feels Gibson dislikes her because she's Jewish, along with everyone else on earth who is Jewish. You know, standard.