As shocking as it might be to believe, a woman sending nude pictures of herself to a boyfriend led to some complications.
For the Galena Park police force, it's led to an embarrassing discrimination suit, somehow.
GPPD officer Corrie Long was going out with fellow cop Terry Pena, KPRC reports. In the throes of romantic enthrallment, she sent what Long's lawyer called "topless and sexually suggestive" pictures (KTRK showed them, censored) to Pena before eventually breaking up with him.
It's a break-up Pena didn't take well, the lawyer says, and he sent the shots to the police chief, because chivalry is dead.
The chief said the relationship violated a police rule on no intra-office dating, so he suspended Long for five days and Pena for ten. Pena never served his suspension, Long's attorney claims.
He also says, in a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, that Long was called in to the chief's office and confronted by him and another supervisor, who demanded details on whether Long ever blew Pena (because....why?) and then "began leering at and making sexual comments and jokes" about the pictures. They pressured Long to resign, and she did.
Adding to the whole thing is a tape recording Pena is said to have sent to the chief of a conversation he had with another officer, in which that officer admits having a sexual relationship with a young woman in the office.
That other officer was not even questioned by his bosses, Long's lawyer says, so therefore the department has been guilty of gender discrimination.
GPPD chief Robert Pruett told KPRC the investigation into all matters was handled professionally and did not violate any laws.
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