Police officer fired over texted photo

Police officer fired over texted photo

Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:02 pm
By: AP

JACKSON (AP) — A rookie police officer in Tennessee has been fired after he texted what officials described as an inappropriate photo to a female officer.
Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist told the Jackson Sun that Cory Franklin, who was hired in November, was fired Aug. 9. Franklin sent Gist a letter notifying him of an appeal.
In the letter, Franklin admitted to sending the photo but said it was a mistake. Franklin said he was trying to text the photo to a female relative, not the other officer.
Gist said it wasn’t who received the photo that was a violation, but the photo itself.
Jackson police officers are placed on a 24-month probation period when they are hired.
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Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com
Published in The Messenger 8.18.10

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