by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
People usually fly by traffic officers without thinking twice. One particular Los Angeles traffic officer — or should I say ex-officer — could make you do a double take. On Monday, John Dancler was relieved of his traffic officer services for misconduct on the job. More notably, he was fired for engaging his eyes and hands with naked female body parts as opposed to maintaining his focus on directing motorists. The Associated Press reports:
“A Los Angeles traffic officer was fired for appearing in a pornographic film while on duty more than three years ago. John Dancler was dismissed Monday for misconduct on the job and engaging in indecent acts that reflected poorly on the city workforce, according to his notice of discharge….The inappropriate acts include ‘groping the bare breasts, spanking the bare buttocks, and being straddled by an adult video actress in public,’ the notice said.”
Dancler was not alone in his actions, however. Ironically enough, his “partner in crime” was a fellow officer. According to the Associated Press, investigation of these two officers took place three months ago when “KNBC reported they appeared in a video showing a uniformed officer spanking and fondling an actress.” To make matters worse, one of these frisky scenes took place in a city vehicle.
For some reason, the other unnamed officer was not fired. Bruce Gillman, the transportation department spokesperson, says that the other officer is still working yet being reprimanded appropriately. Due to state law shielding employee privacy, Gillman refused to share additional information concerning the disciplinary process.
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.