NEW YORK - Female police officers in New York City are in hot water after snapshots of them in uniform were posted online.
The Daily News reported several female officers faced disciplinary action from the NYPD for posting themselves in uniforms alongside photos showing them in civilian clothes, sometimes barely covered.
NYPD has a policy banning officers from posting photos of themselves online while in uniform, unless they’re at official ceremonies, according to PIX11.com. A department spokesman said the police aims to protect officers and their credibility.
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch told PIX11 there’s nothing wrong with the pictures because they show what the officers would wear in the real world.
The officers in question posted photos to the Instagram account @blueline_beauties, which is “dedicated to law enforcement women” and features photos of female cops from around the country, some of them in uniform.
The NYPD is looking into another, similar Instagram feed — @blueline_beefcakes — to see if any male officers are posting photos of themselves in uniform.
Both accounts had been taken down Tuesday morning.
The officers in question could be docked vacation days, according to the Daily News.