Steven Seagal Resigned Rather Than Face IA Investigation, According to Sheriff Newell Normand

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Seagal avoided an IA investigation, according to JPSO

According to beefy action film star Steven Seagal's former "boss," Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, Seagal is not "on loan" from Jefferson Parish, as Seagal asserted recently after a massive MCSO raid on a home in Laveen, where one -- count him, one -- suspect was nabbed for his alleged involvement in raising roosters for the purposes of cockfighting.

Indeed, according to Sheriff Normand, who once played host to Seagal's A&E reality series Steven Seagal: Lawman, the tough-guy Akido master resigned rather than face an internal affairs investigation by the JPSO into allegations of sex trafficking and sexual assault raised in a 2010 lawsuit by an ex-employee. 

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Colonel John Fortunato related Normand's reply to my inquiry as to whether or not Seagal was "on loan" to Maricopa County.

"[Seagal] was facing an internal affairs investigation immediately following the outcome of his lawsuit," said Normand via his spokesman. "And he refused to return to Jefferson Parish, at which time he tendered his resignation."

This directly contradicts Seagal's statement to the press at the Laveen "cockfight" bust, after Sheriff Joe Arpaio identified Seagal as a member of Arpaio's posse.

"I mean I don't really know about the posse," KTAR quotes Seagal as saying. "I know I'm on loan out from Louisiana."

But the JPSO says Seagal is no longer a reserve officer or affiliated with Jefferson Parish, due to Seagal's resignation.

In her lawsuit, ex-swimsuit model Kayden Nguyen accused Seagal of sex trafficking and creating a hostile work environment by groping her and making unwanted sexual advances toward her.

The complaint, which has since been dropped, stated that she was hired through a Craigslist ad to be Seagal's executive assistant as Seagal filmed his reality show in Jefferson Parish, just outside of New Orleans.

But Nguyen alleged that, "what the production company really wanted was an `Attendant' to provide sex on demand to Mr. Seagal..."

Supposedly, she was to take the place of one of two female Russian masseuses, as one of them had recently left Seagal's employ.

The lawsuit is bursting with salacious details, all of which Seagal's lawyer has denied to the press, claiming that Nguyen had been fired from her position for illicit drug use. (No criminal charges were ever filed in the Seagal-Nguyen case.)

Here's one of the more tawdry episodes in the complaint, courtesy of TMZ.com:

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After the allegations in the lawsuit were made public, Sheriff Normand called a halt to the filming of Steven Seagal: Lawman. And A&E had to find another sheriff, one so crass in his drive for publicity that he wouldn't care about the scandal.

As a result, Seagal's now teamed up with Sheriff Joe, and Seagal's running around with the MCSO as Joe stages busts for Seagal's benefit.

According to published reports, Seagal and actor Lou Ferrigno were sworn into the sheriff's immigration posse in November.

I called the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, and spoke with executive director Lyle Mann. Mann said that normally if an individual wanted to become a certified officer, like Shaquille O'Neal was at the Tempe Police Department when O'Neal was still playing with the Suns, he or she would have to meet POST requirements.

If, like O'Neal, the person had been a peace officer elsewhere, he or she would still have to be appointed by a local law enforcement agency, and undergo various tests and a background checks.

"I've had no information from the MCSO that [Seagal's] interested in becoming a certified officer," Mann told me.

This is unlike in Jefferson Parish, where Seagal was a reserve officer and had been grandfathered in to Louisiana POST, as he'd been a commissioned deputy for many years.

At the Laveen cockfight bust, Seagal reportedly bragged about "breaking down the gate to the home the sheriff's officers raided."

As a simple posse member, albeit one with a TV crew, can Seagal break down gates or even arrest people? Posse members are supposed to operate merely in a support capacity, but the MCSO has been willing to exploit any legal gray area available to them on the issue in the past.

Mann declined to render an opinion on Seagal's supposedly breaking down that gate in Laveen.

One thing seems clear, Seagal does not have the authority that he once had in Jefferson Parish, that of a peace officer. According to Jefferson Parish, that authority ceased once he resigned.

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texasjack713.jj
texasjack713.jj

I realize that I am a little late on the punch here for this thread, but I still feel the need to put my 2 cents in. I come from a family of law enforcement, and military. I myself served for 7 years in the Army as an artilleryman, and am a member of a LEMC ( Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club). I have deployed multiple times to Iraq in support of my country. That might sound a little over done to put it that way, but it was my true intention. I didn't always like, understand, or agree with what we did... But I always supported my country, leadership, and fellow soldiers. If any 1 of us was wrong. We all were. I say all this to say this... Who gives a flying **** if someone was/is an actor, or doesn't always make the right calls. Not a single officer, soldier, or any other first responder is perfect. All that matters is that they do more good than bad. We as citizens or fellow first responders should stand behind those individuals, and if anything... Help guide them in the direction they need. Not run your mouth over internet blogs or behind closed doors. We can never have a strong structure if we are torn apart from the inside, and not working to repair it there first.

Lt. Joe S. Price SR.
Lt. Joe S. Price SR.

I'm a retired Master Texas Peace Officer and I am permanently disabled by a 350 pound crackhead shortly before I retired. I was in law ebforcement for 42 years and Steven Deagall has always been my hero so to speak. I've always admired his mastering of martial arts and if I had half the skills of Mr. Seagall, I wouldn't be disabled today. I have always wanted to meet Mr. Seagall and even wrote to the New Orleans(Jefferson Parish) Sheriff's office in an attempt to set up an appointment to meet the famous actor. I have met many movie stars at one time or another and found they were like anyone else with the exception of Tom Berrenger and Johnny Cash. Neither of them liked police officers. Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Arizona is my kind of Sheriff as was my old boss in Houston, C.V."Buster" Kern, now deceased. If I wasn't so old (78) now, I would also volunteer my time to Sheriff Arpaio to stem the flow of illegals, smugglers, and dope dealers in their area. As an ex-member of the Harris County Organized Crime and ex-VP of the Texas Municipal Police Association, I believe I would be an asset to his organization. One day, I still hope to meet Mr. Seagall and shake his hand for his service as a reserve officer in Louisiana. I'm familiar with the organizaed crime boss in New Orleans too, whose first name is Carlos. Give them hell, Stenen!Lt. Joe S. Price-BS-Master Peace Officer-Retired

John Meyer
John Meyer

Did they really roll two tanks down the street to take down a cockfighting ring?

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

It's funny to think about chickens being the "dethroning" of Sheriff Arpaio. Fitting isn't it, chickens take out big crowing cock.

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XSoldier
XSoldier

Johnny White Man:

Sheen would steal the show from Buffoon just because people know who he is. Just like the MCSO shurf.

Buffoon, I'm sure, would be glad to have him work in the PCSO because the Flaccid Fool has Steven Seagal, Lou Ferrignio, and Peter Lupus. Besides, Buffoon and Sheen both love the media attention they get and they get to see and hear themselves on the idiot box.

One's a professional actor, and one's a professional liar. It goes hand in hand......

Revjr61
Revjr61

And guess what? He is gonna be the Grand Marshall in the Cave Creek Fiesta Days parade..Now thats a brainfart for ya...Yea our marshall whoops up on lil Chinse gurls....Outta draw um in ..huh

Native Guns
Native Guns

I wonder if Seagal is getting too old to do those action movies like he used to, so he runs around with our septaugenarian old fool at the MSCO.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

One state's trash is another state's treasure. FML.

Nycnyhc
Nycnyhc

What a fucking bunch of bozos !!

guest
guest

the headline reads IA. that's iowa.fix it, bastard.

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ARPAIO DETHRONED
ARPAIO DETHRONED

I still love the old Steven Seagal flicks, but unfortunately he isn't the same as he used to be. With him joining forces with our aging rogue law dawg, is just as bad as it gets. It makes Steven Seagal look bad. Anyone that associates with the corrupt Sheriff AARPaio, will surely have their reputations tarnished.

85014
85014

Great, a former part-time law enforcement officer who is accussed of sexual assault now gets a TV show with MCSO. This just screams for another lawsuit that the Maricopa County taxpayers will pay for.

Mistalee
Mistalee

OK, first off, if you are an egotistical, bullying jerk, you're not an "Aikido master." Aikido is the way of harmony with the spirit, not the way of the wannabe Chuck Norris raging asshole.

Second, Seagal is not beefy, he's porky - no wonder he hangs out with Arpaio, Hendersnot and the other pigs.

JoeB7
JoeB7

Must be nice to have a wife who was an illegal immigrant after her visa's had run out and she got pregnant just to get him to marry her so she wouldn't get deported. Maybe they should look into her actions too. If this wife don't last maybe he will look at getting a new one from across the border.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Seagal was never "on loan" from Louisiana and Joe knew it. Joe also knew that Lou Ferrignio wasn't "on loan" when he worked in Joe's "all volunteer" posse. The fact that the Flaccid Fool had to contract a known woman beater is just sick. Then again, he could have just as easily contracted Senator Bundgaard or Senator Pearce..... Both of them are known woman beaters....

I read the other day on Wikipedia that the Flaccid Fool has, get this, only 7 1/2 years of actual police service. According to Wikipedia, the Old Fool served in the Army from 1950-1954 as an MP, then worked as a DC cop for 6 months before getting transferred to Nevada for 3 years.

I don't even remember the last film Seagal starred in. Does anybody?

Seagal's contract does disservice to the actual professionals over at MCSO who actually care about the uniform they put on and actually earn their paychecks from us taxpayers.....

As Tommy Collins once said:The MCSO shurf is mentally ill. In this case, that's true.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

As for seagal breaking down peoples doors, don't commit a crime and you won't have to worry about the sheriff and his team of helpers coming for you.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Oh imagine that, more lies from phoenixpooptimes. Actually sheriff Joe and his team nabbed several suspects at a cockfighint ring organization a few weeks back and this one suspect was tied to that ring. Even if he only arrested one person at THAT particular location, that is better than none. Go fuck yourself newtimes.

Stacy
Stacy

Birds of a Feather Flock Together... Scum sticks to scum, alright.

Wbee63
Wbee63

Sheriff Joe should just replace him with Charlie Sheen if he wants real publicity.

Rob
Rob

Bruce Lee would have kicked his ass then wiped the floor with him.

Coz
Coz

No wonder Bozo Joe Arpaio loves Seagal, Seagal is a goon and has the lying part down pat.Birds of a feather flock together as they say. Right up Bozo Joe's alley.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The way Arpaio sees it, Seagal did not go through an IA investigation in JP...so he must be clean.

It is a shame that Hendershott is not still around. He could use a good posse member to inspect his shoe shines.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

In this photo he looks very much like his twin from another mother, russ pearce...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

IA = Internal Affairs.

Nothing to do with Iowa in this context.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

85014, please don't confuse Seagal as being a former part-time law enforcement officer. He has always been nothing more than an actor, just like the MCSO shurf has never been an Arizona P.O.S.T. certified peace office, just an elected official. Not a cop, either one...

It's purely an insult to real professional law enforcement officers to have Seagal and the other guy mentioned in a sentence having to do with real law enforcement.

Native Guns
Native Guns

As Ryan already pointed out, you might want to worry about the FBI "coming for you".

~Johnny Young-Gun(formerly "WHITE MAN")

Ryan the non-Aryan
Ryan the non-Aryan

You are hell alot dumber than the senile ol coot who runs the MSCO. You ain't no real American either since the moniker you are using resembles a domestic terrorist POS. Your probably next on the FBI's most wanted list.

Go take your meth vitamins pal and get lost.

Coz
Coz

Are you really this stupid ?I find it hard to believe anyone can be as stupid as the bullshit you post.

Jack Meyhoffer
Jack Meyhoffer

It is 2011 and you used the word "Nabbed" Well done, very well done.

If anyone is "fucked" you might want to walk to the nearest mirror, and identify that person. Best of luck in Sun City.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Actually, it was you and Joe Arpaio cockfighting, using only the cocks nature gave you. And you loved it.

Coz
Coz

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, bye, bye...

Coz
Coz

I'm sure he will if he gets the chance

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Won't work. Charlie would steal the whole show. Joe who?

The point with Seagal is to have him in Joe's posse, subordinate to Joe.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Gerry, H might not be in 'the office' but he is still very much 'around'. Very around.... if you get my drift..

XSoldier
XSoldier

Pearce is probably Seagal's father

vic
vic

And both are wife beaters.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

You have a point Tommy. With the exception that Seagal's nose does not vaguely resemble a penis as Mr. Pearce's nose does.

guest
guest

I don't know, L and I are pretty close on the keyboard and stephen has fat fingers, but you gave him an out.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Yup. And my buddies at the local Jack in the Box are still trying to figure out why this old fool hasn't been indicted after about 3 years.....

Maybe it's because Joe's head is in the shape of a balloon.....

XSoldier
XSoldier

Really? I never saw it. Heard it was good though.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Especially working for either the Flaccid Fool or his brainless, bald-headed butt-buddy.....

XSoldier
XSoldier

Yup. Charlie would indeed steal Joe's thunder.

Then again, why doesn't he go work for Buffoon over in Pinal County? Buffoon loves to get his 15 minutes on the idiot box. Sheen would fit right in.....

XSoldier
XSoldier

You know, you shouldn't disrespect the male sex organ by comparing it to Russell Pearce's nose.

Then again, you could ALWAYS compare Pearce to someone like Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin, or my favorite, Adolf Hitler.

StephenLemons
StephenLemons

Thanks, Gerry. If guest had read the piece, he'd have seen "internal affairs" in the text and figured it out for himself.

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

Mr. X, that will not work as well. Since Sheriff Paul Baboon is competing for the same amount of limelight, they will not fit in the same boat. Paul already knows how stupid the "Flacid Fool" is, he will not allow the joKKKer to run his show in his jurisdiction. Sure, they may seemed like they're allies. But at that same time, competitors in terms of publicity stunts.

As for Charlie Sheen, he has no clue about LE work.

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