Busted: Cops’ bra sizes accidentally released

"Blacky," the bulletproof Cartersville police dog said the news out of Detroit is "ruff." (AJC file photo from 2000)

"Blacky," the bulletproof Cartersville police dog said the news out of Detroit is "ruff." (AJC file photo from 2000)

What do you get when you sue a city $20 billion in debt?

Probably nothing, but that’s not stopping female police officers in Detroit from filing two grievances against the police department for releasing their bra sizes.

Detroit TV station WJKB reports the lawsuits and one EEOC complaint were filed by female officers and the police union after a spreadsheet containing the height, weight and bra size of officers was emailed to male officers.

The female officers had provided cup size information while being fitted for bullet-proof vests. At some point, a commander thought spamming the spreadsheet would be a good way to tell everyone their vests were ready.

About 50 officers got the email, including 30 men.

Somehow, the mistake in judgment made it through several layers of management without someone saying “Instead of attaching this spreadsheet, why not just sent an email with the subject line ‘Your bulletproof vest is ready.’”

Here’s the official explanation:

“Commander Dwayne Love was asked to notify the officers that their bullet proof vests were ready to be picked up. So he forwarded an email [and attachment] to the commanders, who then forwarded it to the supervisors, who then forwarded it to [all] the officers,” writes WJKB.

Assistant Chief James White says a “complete investigation” and “corrective action” will be taken but several female officers say they have faced ridicule from fellow officers and that “the damage … has already been done.


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[...] Police accidentally release cops’ bra sizes [...]

Class of '98

August 15th, 2013
11:12 am

As usual, these government employees will be suspended WITH pay for six weeks, and will of course get their full salary, benefits and pension. Do something like this while working for Uncle Sam, and get a two-month paid vacation. Do something like this in the private (real) world, and be unemployed by lunch.

And no, I don’t know what the actual “consequences” will be for these cops, but does anyone doubt I am far off?


August 15th, 2013
12:51 pm

Good thing he kept all those vag shots to himself.


August 15th, 2013
1:14 pm

Doesn’t sound like it was “accidental” at all.


August 15th, 2013
1:23 pm

I work for Cintas…..they emailed our pants sizes to everyone. Can I sue because they disclosed my inseam LOL! :) ))


August 15th, 2013
1:24 pm

EEOC and all that….size does matter!


August 15th, 2013
1:44 pm

This male cop has a fat zzz – I have been disgraced, it’s to late, damage has already been done – the “Donuts are to blame” – I’m suing Dunkin-Donut next. Where’s My Money Honey?


August 15th, 2013
1:58 pm

Some people just don’t get it when it comes to releasing personal information on people. I do not think that this was an accident. Sue the person that “accidentally” made the mistake. Like suing a person who accidentally ran a stop sign & hurt someone.


August 15th, 2013
2:53 pm

really, could’nt they just look at her chest to see what size she is, what a WASTE of time this is!!!! seriously……….what a joke!

Rick Steves

August 15th, 2013
2:55 pm

I’m ok with this.


August 15th, 2013
3:17 pm

Another interesting and uplifting story. Thanks George!


August 15th, 2013
3:26 pm

Your cops suck it up and move on.Every body is sue crazy.

Host versus parasite

August 15th, 2013
3:48 pm

Yes, how embarrassing. It certainly isn’t obvious to anyone with eyes that you have huge breasts, a huge ass, and are overweight. Keeping the numerical stats hidden from everyone allows you to work your magic and deceive everyone that sees you in person.

It would be far more embarrassing to reveal these women’s IQs as there probably are none above 80 on the force. Affirmative action is such a great policy.


August 15th, 2013
4:00 pm

I don’t get what the big deal is… so what if I know “Officer Suzy” is a 34B and “Officer Janet” is a 36C. Honestly, I think I would be able to tell before the email. What is so private about that size? I just don’t get it.

Burroughston Broch

August 15th, 2013
4:17 pm

So much for the professionalism of the Detroit Police Department.
I can hear the complaint now, “They don’t pay me enough to think.”

Bill Clinton

August 15th, 2013
5:15 pm

Will someone please email me the bra size information?

Tim T.

August 15th, 2013
5:18 pm

I would like to give those women my full support. I will be standing behind them.

Anthony Weiner

August 15th, 2013
5:20 pm

Someone send me their email address so that I can send select officers my photo.


August 15th, 2013
7:40 pm

It sounds annoying as hell to have your coworkers knowing your bra size. Especially for big women, they are clearly big but no one needs to know the details. It’s like if they sent out the waist size of everyone in ther office and someone is a 54 inch or some crazy number like that… I know my coworker is fat, but knowing the exact number would be pretty icky.


August 15th, 2013
9:30 pm

It would have been more embarrassing if they revealed their penis sizes.


August 16th, 2013
6:27 am

Why is this an issue? The city is broke so sue the supervisor…I don’t think so. We have political corrected ourselves into more lawsuts than can be imagined!! So what…some of your fellow officers knows your bra size…laugh it off and get on with your job. No difference in knowing someone’s shoe size (works well in some circles!!), or hat size (”here comes ole big head Joe”). Tell the male officers your panty sizes too…for the most part, they wouldn’t know what that means anyway. Nuff said.


August 16th, 2013
6:30 am

Is that information protected by law? If not, then how can you sue to protect it? Ok, it’s embarrassing, but the information is already out there. Isn’t making it national news by suing causing more distress than the initial infraction?


August 16th, 2013
7:23 am

Just another thing for a feminist to complain about. It was a stupid mistake. That is all.

Patrice Eastham

August 16th, 2013
9:29 am

Sexual harassment and Nazi’s are “Fun News” AJC? Really?


August 16th, 2013
9:43 am

If the female officers needed to provide a bra size in order to get a properly fitted bullet-proof vest what’s the big deal? It’s simply information that is required for the line of work. Bra size, shoe size, hat size, what’s the big deal? Oh wait a minute I know… people want easy money and they see a lawsuit as a quick pay day.