updated 03/17/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/17/2011 AT 12:05 PM ET
This isn’t the kind of photo opportunity an actor welcomes.
Mel Gibson, 55, had his mugshot taken when he was booked as part of his misdemeanor battery case Wednesday evening in Los Angeles.
“Mr. Gibson was cooperative, he was photographed and fingerprinted at around 9:30 p.m. and was gone in about half an hour,” Lt. Ray Garcia of the El Segundo, Calif., Police Department tells PEOPLE.
Gibson pleaded no contest on March 11 to allegedly hitting his ex girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and was sentenced to three years probation and counseling.