Officer demoted for engaging in sex while in uniform and on duty
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Friday, October 19, 2012
Tulsa police have demoted an officer for engaging in sexual behavior while in uniform and on duty in 2008.
Officer Shawn King was demoted from captain and transferred to the Training Division from the Information Services Division as a result of a pre-termination hearing, according to a personnel order written Thursday by Police Chief Chuck Jordan.
The Thursday hearing found that King violated the department’s rule on conduct unbecoming an officer three times. The rule states that employees will not act in any way that would “bring reproach or discredit upon the department.”
The first involved King engaging in "inappropriate sexual behavior while on-duty, in your police uniform, in your office at Gilcrease Division in 2008,” according to the order.
The second also involved inappropriate sexual behavior under the same circumstances, but additionally sent with his personal cell phone a photograph of the activity to another department employee.
The last issue was for “causing embarrassment to the department” when reports about the sexual behavior began to appear in the news.
Officer Leland Ashley said King remains on paid administrative leave.