Female Cop 'Outraged' by Sheen's Sentence

'This sends wrong message to victims'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 3, 2010 1:40 AM CDT
Charlie Sheen blows a kiss as he arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., yesterday before his sentencing.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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(Newser) – The female cop who busted actor Charlie Sheen after he busted up his wife said she's appalled he got off with a quickie visit to a Malibu rehab center. “I wish that the judge could have seen what Mrs. Sheen looked like that Christmas Day and felt the terror that she must have experienced," said Valerie McFarlane. The former cop said she saw red marks on Brooke Mueller's neck and arm and that she was "crying uncontrollably" as she told cops that her husband had threatened her with a knife. A smiling Sheen quipped to TMZ as he left court after sentencing yesterday that he was "off to Disneyland."

"This kind of sentence sends the message that victims are not important," said McFarlane. Her attorney, Gloria Allred, called the sentence "laughable." McFarlane was fired shortly after Sheen's arrest for a series of incidents, including getting into a jazz festival free in uniform while she was off duty. Sheen reportedly exploited her firing to help his case.

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