White said the list wast 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, as well as the officers on the list.
"This 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."
White said this was an isolated one, but also "an unfortunate and embarrassing incident 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 believes a grievance has been filed. An official with the Detroit Police Officers Association could not be immediately reached for comment.
White said a meeting is planned with the police unions. He said officials will also meet with the affected officers to "frankly, just apologize to them."