Erykah Badu controversy continues: Dallas police 'definitely considering' disorderly conduct charge
Image Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesThe controversy over Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” video has now reached the Dallas Police Department. A law enforcement officer tells the Music Mix that Badu may be charged with disorderly conduct for publicly removing all her clothes in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza during the music video shoot, confirming widespread reports. “It is something we are definitely considering,” says Sgt. Warren Mitchell.
For the police to charge the singer, a witness would need to come forward and provide a statement as to Badu’s public nudity. Sgt. Mitchell is unsure of whether this has happened yet, adding, “[The investigation is] kind of in the limbo stage right now.”
If the police do end up filing a disorderly conduct charge, the case would then go to the Dallas City Attorney’s office. City of Dallas spokesperson Frank Librio tells the Music Mix that it would then be up to the City Attorney’s discretion whether or not to prosecute Badu. If prosecuted for and convicted of disorderly conduct, which is classified as a class C misdemeanor, Badu would face a fine not to exceed $500.
A request for comment from Badu’s reps was not immediately returned. We’ll keep you posted on any further updates in this case.
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