The prosecution has been busy building their case against Charlie Sheen over his Christmas Day incident with wife Brooke Mueller, but it seems they may have hit a slight bump in the road. RadarOnline.com has learned that key witness Patrol Officer Valerie McFarlane was just fired from the Aspen Police Department.
McFarlane was one of two responding officers to the couple's Aspen home after Mueller called 911 on Christmas and told police Sheen had held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. McFarlane was the officer that interviewed Mueller about the incident while the other officer, Rick Magnuson, interviewed Sheen.
“She is no longer working with the department,” an Administrative Supervisor for the Aspen Police Department told RadarOnline.com. “Her last day was last week.” An inside source told RadarOnline.com that McFarlane “was fired for a "series of episodes'", which includes attending and gaining free entry to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival in her police uniform while off duty; a direct violation of department policy. The source says McFarlane also gained VIP access and “snuck her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend into the VIP area.”
McFarlane's credibility has clearly taken a hit, which could be great news for Sheen’s defense team. However, a source tells RadarOnline.com that Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin “is not overly concerned about the impact of her firing on the case” because he’s sure “the 911 tape, in which we hear Brooke’s allegations and fear, takes care of the problem.”
McFarlane has had her fair share of domestic issues. In 2006, she petitioned for permanent custody of her daughter from the child’s father Alex Bracero, which she won in 2009 after almost three years of nasty court battles. In 2008, she was accused of grand theft auto, fraud and forgery in the state of Florida but formal charges were eventually dropped by the State’s Attorney’s Office. That same year, McFarlane was granted a permanent restraining order from ex-boyfriend Brian Deason after citing domestic abuse.