In most situations, if an employee acted in this manner they would be terminated. And, potentially, the justice system would become involved and press charges
A transgender police officer in Washington, D.C., who has repeatedly been praised as a community role model has also quietly been reprimanded for improper sexually-tinged antics with underage police interns.
In a story published Thursday night, NBC4 News profiled Jessica Hawkins as a police officer who “helps build trust in [the] D.C. community” due to his work on an LGBT outreach unit. Hawkins, who previously went by Billy, is biologically male but identifies as a woman, and publicly transitioned two years ago.
Hawkins has been praised again and again in articles. But, see, there’s a wee bit of a problem
But a new report by local D.C. station Fox 5 shows another, more disturbing side of Hawkins that hasn’t appeared in profiles. According to the report, Hawkins has repeatedly landed in hot water because of his conduct around interns for D.C.’s police department.
“Sgt. Hawkins showed the interns a ‘homemade video of her having sex with 4 men while she was intoxicated,’” Fox’s report says. Another complain filed against Hawkins accused him of taking under-21 interns to an Arlington gay bar, where she helped them buy alcohol and laughed at one intern’s possession of a fake ID.
Hawkins has voluntarily shown inappropriate pictures to other interns, and doesn’t dispute the allegations against him, admitting that they are correct. The D.C. police are supposedly “investigating” this conduct through the disciplinary review division, yet, Hawkins is still on duty after being briefly suspended. This has been going on for over seven weeks.
If you took underage people to a bar and got them in, what would happen to you? As a police officer, he laughed at the fake ID used by one, instead of arresting that person. He’s further admitted to purchasing and drinking alcohol on duty and at the station. There are also charges of bias in her policing, giving preference to LGBT people.
What will the result be? Most likely, this will be whitewashed and swept quietly under the rug. This doesn’t mean that straight people can’t be perverts. They certainly can. But, here we see the double standards in dealing with the gender confused. Even if the D.C. police decide to crack down, they know that the Typical Activists will pitch a fit.