If you follow the link the auditors’ report states that the PAPD officer’s actions “easily left someone with the impression that it was sent as a joke.” Worse than that, it would be reasonable to assume from that act that our police are involved in a corrupt conspiracy to recruit women for human trafficking rings.
For more on the topic:
The Weekly’s report:
Palo Alto police officer disciplined for texting photo of ‘scantily clad’ arrestee by GS, November, 2014
I searched the terms “police involved in sex trafficking” and got this cite pretty quickly: the implication is that the rings involve bribery of law enforcement.
Not that she is involved in this case, or that this is a case of trafficking or corruption – the auditor Michael Gennaco says this is under control – but the wife of the former mayor of Palo Alto, I am talking about Yiaway Yeh and Cecilia Mo , she wrote her thesis on sex trafficking, more on an international level than in the U.S. They moved to Nashville where he works for their mayor and she teaches at Vandy — might be interesting to see what she or they think here.
Another article, i.e. not The Weekly, quotes Molly Stump Palo Alto city attorney as claiming that this case is distinct in certain ways as in less troublesome than the case involving California Highway Patrol Sean Harrington of Martinez. That link, about the CHP.
Matthias Gafni, a former Editor of UC Davis Aggie, wrote about both cases, Harrington and PAPD recently for The Mercury News.