Report: Deputies In ALEX LIFESON Arrest Have Spotless Records

John Henderson of the Naples Daily News reports that the two primary officers involved in the New Year's Eve arrest in North Naples, Florida of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) are portrayed in their personnel files as confident deputies noted for exemplary performance. There are no complaints or allegations by the public or their supervisors of police brutality.

Through Internet chat rooms and stories published worldwide, RUSH fans are questioning whether the officers were involved in police brutality. Pictures taken of Alex Zivojinovich as he was leaving the Collier County jail on Jan. 2 show the white shirt he was wearing that evening was covered in blood. His nose was swollen. He said it was broken at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, where the altercation occurred.

Prosecutor Rich Montecalvo said Alex Zivojinovich's scheduled arraignment Monday (Jan. 26) is to be continued because the State Attorney's Office hasn't yet decided what charges, if any, to file against Zivojinovich. He said more investigation into the case needs to occur before this determination can be made. [Read more]

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