Thursday, August 09, 2012

Dallas Police Officer Transferred To Midnight Shift For Eating Chick-fil-A

No, this isn't from the Onion parody's real (Examiner).

According to CBS, Sgt. Mark Johnson brought the sandwich into a briefing room, apparently causing words to be exchanged between him and two lesbian officers.

"A department spokesperson says the issue is not whether the sergeant brought the sandwich into the substation, but whether inappropriate comments were exchanged between him and the two female officers while on duty," CBS reported.

The two female officers filed a complaint against the sergeant, claiming his words and actions embarrassed and humiliated them.

The department is investigating the matter, but the sergeant, a veteran of 12 years, was transferred to "a midnight shift at the Lew Sterret Justice Center, which the association views as punishment," CBS added.

"The association also views the move as the department taking a stance on the issue before the full internal investigation was complete," CBS said.

"The bottom line is we had a sergeant who has been transferred because he brought a Chick-fil-A sandwich to work. And he was transferred without due process," said Ron Pinkston, president of the Dallas Police Association.

...“I just think there’s a misunderstanding between the two over the Chick-fil-a sandwich,” Pinkston added.

According to Pinkston, Sgt. Johnson was only trying to do his job, which involved reading bulletins.

“One of the bulletins that day was a bulletin about the Chick-fil-A project. It just compounded it,” he said.

But according to the Dallas Morning News, "the two lesbian officers told supervisors that Johnson was looking at them as he read the announcement," Todd Starnes wrote on Thursday.

So, were there any witnesses, or is this punishment based on the words of a couple of officers with an agenda? What the hell does "looking at them" mean?

This is stupid, and even more stupid that these two officers are reading something into this.

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