Cop in trouble for saying transgender was male on traffic ticket

The entire Fort Lauderdale Police Department should undergo extra training on how to properly treat transgender people, a city panel has decided.

The suggestion came Monday during a Citizens Police Review Board hearing for a police officer who categorized a transgender woman as male on a citation.

The board, which serves as a watchdog group over police, also decided the officer should receive a written reprimand for the incident.

“I think it’s fair,” said board member Marc Dickerson. “It’s a matter of training and the officers need training.” SUN SENTINEL

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