Rev. Horace L. Sheffield III issued the following statement in response to former DPD Officer John Bennett’s Facebook vulgar rant and demeaning depiction of female Detroit Police Department Officers as “acting like and dressing like hoes”.
“As a person who has had a distinguished female Detroit Police Department officer in my family, I could barely believe my eyes, and disguise my disdain, as I read John Bennett’s Facebook post yesterday referring to female Detroit Police Department officers as “acting like and dressing like hoes”. His Facebook post, entitled “What Happened to the Detroit Police Department?”, in which these disrespectful and torrid comments were made, instead left me asking myself this question about him ‘What is wrong with John Bennett’?
I can understand that Mr. Bennett may feel that certain officer standards are not being presently reflected in the public posts of some few female Detroit Police Officers. But to sink to such a low standard of published repugnant misrepresentation and immoral mischaracterization of only, by the way, a few female officers warrants this community’s widespread condemnation of Bennett and our defense of the reputation of our DPD officers. And all of this from a law enforcement officer with the Wayne County Sheriffs.
I also call on the repudiation of John Bennett’s comments by the Chief and the officers of the Detroit Police Department, by the family members, spouses, and friends of those he so vulgarly mischaracterized, and by all conscionable citizens who should be appalled by such labels and references being used to make Detroit Finest appear to be among Detroit’s worst. In my humble estimation John Bennett should be more concerned about what comes out of his mouth than how some female DPD officer decides to dress when they are off duty”.