A battalion chief with the Bradley County Fire Department has received a 2 day suspension for allegedly sexting a female co-worker while on duty.
Battalion Chief Don Tankersley, who was promoted last December, will be prohibited from carrying a personal cellphone for a year and must undergo sexual harassment training. The incident allegedly involved a personal cellphone and not county property.
An HR investigation was initiated after a female employee complained that Chief Tankersley texted her pictures of his genitals. The investigation stopped short of ruling it sexual harassment because it only occurred once, but concluded it was clearly “inappropriate sexual conduct”.
Update: January 31, 2013