Actress Asks Obama to Fire Police Officer
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By Breeanna Hare, CNN
(CNN) — We know President Barack Obama ran on the “Yes, we can” platform, but we’re not sure that extends to firing a police officer per a starlet’s request.
Actress Amanda Bynes tried her luck anyway, asking the president via Twitter if he could get rid of the officer who arrested her on suspicion of driving under the influence in April.
The 26-year-old was booked and later released after she got into a fender-bender with a marked black-and-white patrol car while driving her black BMW around Hollywood. She was officially charged with driving under the influence on June 5, which perhaps prompted her to reach out to POTUS:
“Hey @BarackObama,” she wrote Tuesday. “I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
Bynes reportedly entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment on Wednesday, which sounds about right, seeing that she issued a similar statement on her Twitter account at the end of May.
“I was not in any hit and runs,” she wrote. “I don’t drink so the DUI is false.”
The president (or his staff) has yet to tweet a response.