NYPD investigating actress Bynes allegations

NYPD investigating actress Bynes allegations

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Actress Amanda Bynes returns to her residence after being arrested on May 23 on alleged charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana on May 24, 2013 in the Manhattan burough ofNew York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Updated Sunday, May 26 at 7:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations made by actress Amanda Bynes that she was sexually assaulted by officers arresting her for throwing a bong out of a window.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says Saturday officers from the department's internal affairs bureau are looking into the claim "regardless of its credibility."

The allegation was part of a Twitter post believed to come from the former "Hairspray" star Saturday.

At her arraignment on Friday, Bynes made no mention of a sexual assault. She did allege that police illegally entered her apartment.

Bynes is charged with reckless endangerment. She was released on her own recognizance Friday and sternly warned not to get rearrested.

Her next court date is July 9.

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