Stacey Dash was never asked about her race when she was arrested for domestic violence, even though her booking sheet clearly stated she was a White woman.
The Community Relations Director for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office tells The Blast, that according to the Department of Justice, the only available races available in the report for someone being placed under arrest are: “Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Unknown, or White.”
We’re told, “Stacey Dash was never asked her race by the arresting deputy, nor did she volunteer any information about her race.”
The arresting deputy, “assumed that she was Hispanic.”
Pasco County says it’s impossible to log information that is outside of the already established racial categories, “which is why her race was erroneously entered as white.”
Dash, who was born in The Bronx, is Bajan, African American and Mexican descent.
Her mother is Mexican-American and her father is African American.
Along with her race, the “Clueless” star’s name was also incorrectly, with her middle name of Lauretta listed as her last name.
We’re told that mix up, “was self-populated by the computer from the California driver’s license database that was used to confirm her identity. The mistake was not noticed by the arresting deputy, thus she was booked into the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center under this erroneous name.”
Officials tell us that, “Both her name and her race will be corrected on the official arrest record.”
She also stated that she was unable to afford a lawyer, and was given a public defender.