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Email accidentally reveals female officers' bra sizes

A list was sent to officers whose new vests had arrived, and contained female officers' names and cup size, in a 'clerical error'

By Gina Damron
Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — A Detroit police commander mistakenly released the bra cup sizes of some female officers while sending out information regarding bullet-proof vests.

"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 today.

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."

Copyright 2013 the Detroit Free Press

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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