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The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into Dr. Dre's estranged wife, Nicole Young, for cleaning out one of their corporate accounts.

Nicole is being investigated by the LAPD for alleged embezzlement, sources close to the case tell TMZ.

Dre's business partner, Larry Chatman, recently filed a police report, claiming Nicole, 50, withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars from their business account without authorization.

Larry had previously alleged similar allegations in legal letters fired off to Nicole's attorneys in the past few weeks, and the LAPD launched an investigation into the case.

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In the report to the LAPD, Dre's team claims Nicole cleaned out a corporate account, stealing $385,029 from the label she co-owned with Dre.

As TMZ previously reported, Dre, 55, called out Nicole for making 2 bank withdrawals -- which totaled the $385k -- after filing for divorce. Nicole claims she had a right to withdraw the cash because her name was on the corporate account.

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Nicole, pictured during happier times with Dre, could face up to 20 years in prison if she is convicted of embezzling funds from the now defunct business.

Nicole's legal team tells TMZ Larry's claims against her are nothing but a smear attempt and a PR stunt because, so far, she is losing the court battle. Her attorneys maintain she's done nothing wrong.

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) released body camera footage and surveillance of a violent incident that took place inside the LAPD's Harbor Community Police Station on Sept. 26.

Body cam footage shows a white Hispanic male entering the police station lobby and knocking a cop flat on his back.

The suspect, later identified as 29-year-old, Jose Guzman, then pistol-whipped the fallen cop, who called for help when Guzman fled with his service weapon.

Guzman fired at a pursuing officer who retreated back inside the police station. Cops later caught up with Guzman, pulled his vehicle over, and took him into custody without a single shot or Tazer being fired.

A loaded 9mm Berretta semi-automatic pistol was recovered from Guzman’s vehicle.

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An attorney for Migos star Takeoff dismissed allegations of forcible rape as "patently and provably false".

The "MotorSport" rapper, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, made headlines on Wednesday after he was slapped with legal action from an unidentified plaintiff.

The woman claims the 26-year-old Georgia native forced himself on her during a private house party in Los Angeles in June. The private party was hosted by Daryl 'Durel' McPherson, an occasional DJ for Migos.

After the alleged rape, the woman drove herself to a nearby hospital for a rape kit. Medical staff observed physical evidence of forceful rape and notified Los Angeles Police Department officials.

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The woman is suing for sexual battery, assault, and emotional distress, but Takeoff's lawyer is confident he will be able to clear his client's name in court.

His attorney, Drew Findling, tells TMZ, "We have reviewed the allegations and have similarly done our own due diligence.

"What has become abundantly clear is that the allegations made against Takeoff are patently and provably false. The claims and statements made regarding this lawsuit indicate that the plaintiff's representatives have not spoken with relevant witnesses or reviewed available evidence."

Findling said Takeoff, who is in a longterm relationship with LaKeya Darshay, does not have a rapey personality.

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"Takeoff is renowned for his artistic talent as well as his quiet, reserved and peaceful personality," Findling continues. "In this instance, those known personality traits have made him a target of an obvious exploitative money grab."

"As his counsel, we are well aware and well versed on the importance of civil and criminal prosecution of true sexual assaults. This is not one of those situations."

The alleged incident remains under investigation by the LAPD, but the plaintiff's lawyer, Neama Rahmani, is unhappy with the lack of progress in the case.

"Justice has been slow in this particular case," Rahmani tells Billboard.com. "It is a month and a half since the rape and no arrests have been made."

LAPD investigators are notorious for dragging their feet while investigating crimes involving celebrities.

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Yung Berg, who has a history of assaulting women, is accused of viciously pistol-whipping his current girlfriend.

The rapper and music producer, who also goes by Hitmaka, is accused of pistol-whipping the young lady and sending her to the hospital with a fractured nose.

The woman told the LAPD the beating went down at a private residence in Los Angeles around 5 p.m. Saturday.

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According to the police report, obtained by The Blast, Hitmaka (real name Christian Ward) and his girlfriend are in "a dating relationship" and "suspect and victim became involved in a verbal dispute. The suspect pistol-whipped victim (numerous times) resulting in verifiable injuries."

You may recall Yung Berg was kicked off Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood for assaulting his then-girlfriend Masika.

Los Angeles is notorious for going easy on celebrities accused of domestic violence. Singers and rappers are rarely sent to prison for inflicting injuries on wives, girlfriends or baby mamas.

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On the night he died, rapper Pop Smoke held a private party at the $2.5 million home he leased from Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp.

The 20-year-old Brooklyn drill rapper, real name Bashar Jackson, had signed the lease a month before he was gunned down inside the house by four masked home invaders at 4:29 a.m. on Feb. 19.

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10 days after his death, the LAPD have hit a roadblock, unable to identify the four suspects seen on surveillance video entering the house on the 2000 block of Hercules Drive in Los Angeles.

About 20 people attended a party at the home to celebrate Pop Smoke's recent album release. But detectives say they have no leads due to a lack of witnesses.

Law enforcement tell TMZ that people are unwilling to talk about what they saw.

The potential witnesses cops have spoken to keep changing their stories, or telling outright lies. To make matters worse, cops wasted precious hours viewing videos online that turned out to have no connection to the case.

One Instagram blog with thousands of followers posted surveillance footage that purportedly showed the shooting inside the house. But the video turned out to be footage from a deadly home invasion in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Cops are having trouble coming up with a motive for the murder. Adding to their frustration, the victim lived in Brooklyn, but spent time on the West Coast. Which means cops have had to spend extra time tracking down witnesses who returned to the East Coast.

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Pop Smoke was not a household name when he died, but his murder boosted sales of his music, including his 2019 breakout hit "Welcome to the Party."

For two days after his death, Hercules Drive was lined with TV trucks and fans paying tribute to the drill rapper.

When a reporter visited on Friday afternoon, the street was all but empty, except for two construction workers painting a house nearby.

"It was impossible for a few days," one neighbor told reporter Tarpley Hitt, of theDailyBeast.com. "But now it seems weirdly normal."

While Hitt canvased the neighborhood looking for witnesses, three young girls drove up to the cream colored house, taking pictures of the small shrine that included flowers and a crumpled dollar bill.

"We love him," one of the girls told Hitt. "We only heard about him when he died, from the Internet."

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A Los Angeles police union will not defend a LAPD cop who was caught fondling a dead woman's breasts.

On Dec. 4, the union that represents LAPD officers released a statement, saying the union "will not defend an officer accused of fondling the breasts of a dead woman."

The cop was placed on leave after video footage from his body camera showed him abusing a corpse. The footage was viewed during a random check of body cameras.

According to CBS local affiliate KCAL9 News, nearly two weeks ago, the accused cop and his partner, both male, responded to a 911 call that a dead body was found inside of a residence.

The officers confirmed the woman was deceased and one cop left the residence to retrieve paperwork from a patrol car.

While his partner was outside, the accused cop turned off his body cam and then “inappropriately touched the woman's body," LAPD officials confirmed.

The cop was caught because body cameras have a two-minute buffer, meaning they capture two minutes of footage before the devices are activated.

According to KCAL9, the officer turned in his body camera at the end of his shift. The camera was then stored with thousands of other cameras.

The officer in charge of checking video footage from the cameras randomly picked up a camera off the shelf and viewed its content.

The LAPD is investigating vandalism at LeBron James' home as a hate crime. Someone spray painted "ni--er" on the gate leading to James $20.9 million Brentwood, Calif. mansion on Tuesday.

Police are reviewing video surveillance footage from neighboring homes to identify the vandals. James was not home at the time of the incident, according to the NY Daily News.

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Chris Brown

Rapper Chris Brown's house is surrounded by LAPD and a SWAT team after a woman reported the 27-year-old troubled singer pulled a gun on her.

The incident happened at 3 a.m. west coast time, and the standoff is still underway.

But Hollywood insiders claim the incident may be a stunt orchestrated for a reality TV show.

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Actor Charged With Killing His Wife

Actor Michael Jace, 51, is charged with murdering his wife, according to published reports.

"I shot my wife," Jace told police after calling 911 Monday night, gossip tabloid TMZ reports.

April Jace, 40, was found dead in the couple's south Los Angeles home by police at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was shot to death.

The couple is pictured above in a photo dated Jan. 01, 2006 at the LA Premiere Screening of his TV series The Shield, Season 5, in which he played a gay cop who struggled with his sexual preferences.

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Tyrese Gibson and daughter Shayla

R&B singer/actor Tyrese Gibson's baby mama refused his court-ordered visitation rights with his daughter, Shayla Gibson, last night. Gossip website TMZ reports Tyrese went to Norma Gibson's home in North Hollywood Tuesday night to pick up his 6-year-old daughter. Sources tell TMZ Norma refused to allow Tyrese to see the child because -- she claimed -- Shayla was sick.

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Christopher Dorner manhunt

2 women who escaped with their lives when cops shot up their truck during the massive Christopher Dorner manhunt won't be getting a new vehicle.

Emma Hernandez, 71, and her daughter, Maggie Carranza, 47, were out delivering the LA Times newspapers when eight police officers opened fire on their truck after mistaking the women for Dorner, who was driving a different make and model truck.

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Christopher Dorner cabin fire

The raging fire that tore through the log cabin in Big Bear Lake, CA, where cop killer Christopher Dorner died Tuesday night was no accident.

The national news media is silent on the cause of the blaze. But raw audio from police radio transmissions makes the cause of the blaze very clear.

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