A female Detroit police officer’s bra cup size is hidden beneath department-issued body armour, but apparently not on some email attachments.
The height and weight — and bra cup sizes — of about 20 officers awaiting bullet-proof vests were inadvertently sent out in a notice when the equipment was ready for pickup.
The emails also were sent to their commanders and supervisors, and about 30 male officers also awaiting vests, Assistant Chief James White said Tuesday.
White said he directed a commander several weeks ago to make the notifications that the vests were in.
Female officers had to submit their bra cup sizes before the items were ordered due to the design of the vests.
"There was an urgency attached" to notifying officers about the vests’ arrival, White said. "The vests officers had prior to that had expired."
The incident is under investigation, but "the commander obviously missed" what was on spreadsheets attached to the emails, White said.
"This is not a malicious type of situation. This is an isolated incident," he added. "He knew the Excel file was there, but what he didn’t do was look at each page."
White described the commander as a "dedicated, 20-year" police veteran.
A grievance has been filed with the police union by at least one of the female officers.