-- A Detroit police commander mistakenly released the bra cup sizes of
some female officers while sending out information regarding bulletproof
"It was a clerical error where, basically at my urging,
the commander sent out a list of members whose vests had been received,"
Assistant Chief James White said Tuesday.
White said the list was
sent a few weeks ago and contained the names of male and female
officers. One of the pages, he said, contained female officers' height,
weight and cup sizes.
White said the list went to command officers who had members receiving vests and officers on the list.
was not done maliciously," he said. "It was a clerical error. It is not
the practice of the police department to share sensitive information of
its members with other members of the organization."
the incident was isolated, but also one that was "unfortunate and
embarrassing ... and we're putting provisions in place to ensure that it
doesn't happen again."
He said he hasn't heard of officers being
harassed as a result of the information being released, but that he
believes a grievance has been filed. An official with the Detroit Police
Officers Association could not be reached for comment.
White said a meeting with police unions is planned and that officials will meet with officers to apologize.