Female Police Lieutenant Is Demoted After Sending Nude Photos To Co-Workers
A female police lieutenant in Arizona has been demoted after sending sexually explicit photos and videos to a lower-ranking officer, including an inappropriate photo of her in her police uniform.
Diana Lopez was relieved of her duties as a public information officer in Tucson, due to her inappropriate relationship with a male officer.
Police said in a statement on Monday that Lopez used her personal cell phone to send the raunchy photos and videos to the male officer.
Lopez has since been reduced to the rank of sergeant, as the investigation, which has been ongoing since August 2012, found her actions to be inappropriate.
The investigation started due to anonymous letters sent to the police department, as the male officer allegedly showed the photos and videos to other officers between May and August 2011.
While no officer has admitted to seeing the footage, it is believed that up to 13 people in the department have seen it.
Lopez admitted to kissing a fellow officer in the locker room, but no charges have been brought against the male officer yet. The investigation is, however, still ongoing.
According to Lopez’s attorney Michael Piccarreta, she is considering a civil lawsuit against the city or appealing the demotion.
Jordan Shepherd | Elite.