Top female cop who slammed colleague over 'boob job' won't be fired
One of England’s top female cops will get to keep her job after she drunkenly berated a subordinate officer over her breast enhancement surgery and then whipped out one of her own to show what natural breasts look like.
Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe won’t be fired for her tirade, a disciplinary panel ruled, despite committing gross misconduct. Sutcliffe will receive a warning instead.
The ruling comes in the wake of an incident at the national Senior Women In Policing Conference last May.
After drinking heavily, Sutcliffe verbally attacked Superintendant Sarah Jackson for having a “boob job” and said her “credibility was zero.” She also called Jackson a “laughing stock” and said “The way you look affects the way you are perceived and you are judged on the size of your t---.” according to the U.K. Sun.
Sutcliffe, 47, then went on to pull down her own dress, exposing her left breast.
“Look at these, look at these, these are the breasts of someone who has had three children,” Sutcliffe said to Jackson, according to the Daily Mail. “They are ugly but I don’t feel the need to pump myself full of silicone to get self-esteem.”
Despite her actions, Sutcliffe, a 23-year veteran with the GMP and its top female officer, didn’t go far enough to get fired.
“ACC Sutcliffe allowed herself to drink too much and when drunk behaved shockingly, cruelly and hurtfully to Supt. Jackson,” said Rachel Crasnow, chair of the disciplinary panel in a statement. “She stupidly exposed her breasts. Her behaviour had been ‘gratuitous’ and the senior officer had been ‘hectoring and bullying’ during a verbal assault which had lasted more then hour which caused her target ‘considerable upset.’ We recalled she was weeping during the actual exchange.”
Sutcliffe, who has been on suspension in the months since the incident, said she couldn’t remember what she’d said or done during the exchange but tried to apologize to Jackson after the conference.