A Few Comments About That Alleged DPD Sex Scandal

I read with interest this Channel 8 story about the alleged sex scandal at the Dallas Police Department. A few observations, if I may.

1. Congratulations, Channel 8. You now have the worst website of any media outlet in the city. Remember when Central Track used to scroll sideways? Your website is even worse than that.

2. The alleged trysters in question are Senior Corporal Greg Lowe and Senior Corporal Vikki Hodge Lawson. A cop told Channel 8 that the officer who filed the complaint “walked in and saw them completely in the act of sexual conduct.” I’m going to need more specificity. Speaking strictly as a journalist.

3. All of this is alleged, of course. We don’t yet know if this act of sexual conduct took place or did not take place. But looking at the pictures of Senior Corporal Greg Lowe and Senior Corporal Vikki Hodge, I hereby allege that Senior Corporal Vikki Hodge could do better.

4. The last sentence of Channel 8’s story threw me for a loop: “News 8 has learned the officer who made the allegations has a spotless internal affairs record and, according to those who know him, is a strong man of faith whom decided he had to come forward.” Forget the errant objective case “whom.” No, I’m more curious about this “strong man of faith” thing. What is that? An Orthodox Jew who can bend steel bars and burst a hot-water bottle with only the power of his lungs? If the officer who made the allegations had a spotless internal affairs record but was a staunch atheist, would that matter?

Anyway, just a couple of thoughts while we’re waiting for the Rangers game to start.

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