Nidia Garcia Mexican police officer to face dismissal. Debate ensues as to whether one impulsive cop should be fired after behaving indiscreetly while on the job.
Mexican police officer Nidia Garcia has been put on leave after a topless selfie she took with her gun in a patrol car turned up on Facebook.
The photo which has since gone viral (no doubt) shows the wanton Mexican police officer reclining in the backseat of a police car with her semi-automatic weapon resting in her lap.
Nidia Garcia’s higher-ups were able to identify her from the badge visible on her shoulder. This despite the fact that most of the female police officer’s uniform had just about come off. Never mind.
Told a statement by the Nuevo Leon state government: ‘She was immediately reprimanded and is currently at the mercy of the state’s internal police Honor and Justice Commission, which will be determining the next steps to be taken.’
I was wrong in letting myself be photographed in my hours of work while still wearing the uniform of an officer.
I want to ask a huge apology to the secretary of security and Justice of proximity and more to my municipality general Escobedo for this immoral act on my part.
I feel disgusted by the great damage caused and the damage done mainly to my two daughters, followed by my husband, my parents, brothers and entire family.
While most would argue that Nidia Garcia has only herself to blame and her impromptu photo shoot wasn’t the wisest move and probably should have been down while off the clock (and probably certainly not in a police patrol car with uniform) commentators on the web have been mixed.
One punter said what Nidia did was no big deal, whilst others called for her head.
Reflected one commentator: ‘Who cares what she did if she’s not harming anyone?’
Responded another in turn: ‘This is the sort of stupidity that our police get up to rather than protecting our communities from criminals.’
While Nidia Garcia has poured her heart (because who really wants to lose their job over a selfie?), Nidia’s bosses haven’t intimated whether they might forgive her and let her stay on the force or whether they now intend to make an example of her.