Police officer gets transferred for bringing a Chick-fil-A sandwich to work

Christian Examiner staff report


DALLAS — A police sergeant has been transferred after two lesbian officers complained that he had brought a Chick-fil-A sandwich to work and allegedly made inappropriate comments.

The incident occurred on Aug. 1, the day former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee called Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Johnson told the pair he had eaten at the restaurant that day. The officers apparently felt the sergeant was trying to send them a message, the paper reported.

Huckabee had launched ‘Appreciation Day’ saying he was "incensed" at the "vitriolic assaults" that have been made at company president Dan Cathy for affirming a biblical definition of marriage. Cathy made the comments to a newspaper and discussed the issue in a radio interview.

Ron Pinkston, president of the Dallas Police Association, is representing all three officers and claims it was just a misunderstanding, according to a report.

The two lesbian officers told supervisors that Johnson was looking at them when he was reading the announcement about the Chick-fil-A protest scheduled for two days later which Pinkston said compounded it, according to The Daily News.

Internal Affairs has launched an investigation.

Johnson was transferred to the overnight shift at the jail within hours of the complaint.

Published, August 10, 2012
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