Police officer fired over texted photo
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:02 pm
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.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com
Published in The Messenger 8.18.10