Sergeant Jessica Hawkins, male D.C. police officer who identifies as a transgender woman, was briefly suspended following allegations that the officer “[took] interns assigned to her unit out drinking with other MPD officers” and later showed them a “homemade video of her having sex with 4 men while she was intoxicated.” Both interns were under the age of 21. After admitting both allegations were true, Hawkins returned to active duty, including leading the department’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison unit.
The D.C. police department released the following statement regarding Sergeant Hawkins:
“Following misconduct allegations, Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was the focus of a recent internal affairs investigation. That investigation has concluded and the findings are currently with the MPD’s disciplinary review division. The DRD will review and determine an appropriate penalty. Throughout the investigation, Sergeant Hawkins remained in her current assignment and is still widely considered a valuable MPD team member in our special liaison division.”