Meet Diana Lopez. Diana was a lieutenant in the Tucson Police Department. Her “superiors” demoted her after she sent sexually explicit pictures and videos to her boyfriend – a fellow Tuscon officer – from her personal phone. Since she was (partly) dressed in her uniform, Lopez was demoted to sergeant.
Rule number one in this line of work: When you win the badge you lose your personal life.
A female police lieutenant has been demoted after she sent sexually explicit videos and a raunchy photograph in her uniform to a lower-ranking officer. Diana Lopez, who was a public information officer in Tucson, was in a relationship with the male officer at the time.
Police said Lopez used her personal cell phone to send the videos and photos. Lopez’s boyfriend showed the videos and photos to other officers between May and August 2011.
During the lengthy investigation, Lopez admitted to kissing an individual in a station locker room while at work. Police say Lopez violated several department regulations, code of ethics and professional standards.
Okay, so will these standards be universally applied? I guarantee there is an officer in Tucson who is married to another officer. If the officer kisses his wife while on duty, will he be demoted? How about the (idiotic) officers who post photos of themselves in full uniform on Facebook? Where are their demotions?
Here’s the bottom line: Does Lopez do her job, and does she do it well? If so, then who the f**k cares what she does during her downtime? The only result of this bullshit investigation will be the souring of a (by all accounts) decent cop.
This entire investigation contains shenanigans of the highest order; and I don’t say that because Lopez is smoking hot.