Widowed Dallas officer on leave after violent rap


The Big Rush In LLC website includes a photo of the late husband of Lt. Regina Smith, also known as "Lucille Baller." Sr. Cpl. Norman Smith, dubbed the "Big Russian," died in 2009 in the line of duty.

WFAA-TV reports a video on the website showed Regina Smith pulling a gun. The Dallas Morning News reports the recording was removed Tuesday following media inquiries and after Smith informed her supervisors.

Assistant Chief Randy Blankenbaker says the matter is under review.

Smith didn't immediately comment Wednesday.

Charles Payne was convicted of killing Norman Smith and received life in prison.

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