Kelis cleared of abusing police

Singer Kelis has been acquitted of all charges in an incident in the US where she was accused of disrupting a police operation by allegedly rushing toward the officers while screaming racial profanities at them.

Singer Kelis has been acquitted of all charges in an incident in the US where she was accused of disrupting a police operation by allegedly rushing toward the officers while screaming racial profanities at them.

Authorities in Miami were talking to some men in March 2007 the South Beach nightclub district when they said Kelis Rogers-Jones rushed toward them and said one of the men was her husband, Nas, according to the arrest report.

She was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, but a jury acquitted her of the charges yesterday.

The singer, best known for her chart-topping single 'Milkshake', married rapper Nas in 2005.

In a statement, the singer said she was happy justice prevailed and hopes this "sheds light on the fact that wearing a uniform and carrying a badge does not allow you to act above the law".

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