The officer responsible for arresting LuAnn de Lesseps in December 2017 has been fired.
Martin County Sheriff announced that Deputy Steven O’Leary had been fired on Jan. 15, after working with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office for 11 months.
O’Leary 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.
As a result of Steven O’Leary’s termination, Real Housewives of New York City star, 53, is having her attorney look into her drunken 2017 Christmas Eve arrest.
“We are looking into the allegations of misconduct by Officer O’Leary and we’ll be acting accordingly.” LuAnn De Lesseps tells PEOPLE.
On Dec. 24, de Lesseps, 53, was charged with disorderly intoxication, battery of an officer/firefighter/EMT, resisting arrest with violence and threatening a public servant, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
In July 2018, the Real Housewives of New York City star submitted a plea deal — offering to plead guilty to battery, trespassing & disorderly intoxication, and probation in lieu of serving jail time.
Judge Ted Booras approved the 53-year-old’s proposed plea deal, in August 2018. The conditions of the agreement are specified below.
- One-year probation
- Pay $2,500 in fines
- Complete 50 hours of community service
- Attend two AA meetings per week in the state of New York
- No drug or alcohol use
- She must submit to random drug and alcohol testing during the probationary period
Press play below to watch video of LuAnn de Lesseps drunken arrest.
The Countess also had to write an apology letter to Palm Beach police officer, Steven O’Leary, for assaulting him. See photos below of his injuries.
Following her arrest, de Lesseps — who had tied the knot to ex-husband Tom D’Agostino in Palm Beach on Dec. 31, 2016 — released a statement saying, “This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions. I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior.”
She added: “I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”
In July of last year, the reality star also checked herself into an alcohol treatment facility for the second time.
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