The entire Fort Lauderdale police department may have to undergo specialized training because leftists are up in arms over an officer who used the “wrong pronoun” with a transgender resident during a traffic stop.
The Fort Lauderdale Citizens Police Review Board suggested the entire police force should undergo training after Officer James Brinton referred to Shelby Kendall, a “transgender woman,” as a male during a traffic stop in January, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
“I think it’s fair. It’s a matter of training and the officers need training,” board member Mark Dickinson said.
The board also wants Brinton to be written up for the incident.
Brinton pulled Kendall over for reckless driving after catching the driver drag racing on a public road.
Kendall filed a complaint against Brinton because the officer referred to Kendall as a male despite Kendall being listed as female on the driver’s license.
“If I’ve done everything I need to do for the state of Florida to recognize me as a female, he doesn’t have a right to purposely mis-gender me,” Kendall said in the complaint.
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Officers might have to watch a 13-minute long video released by the Department of Justice that gives special tips on how police officers should interact with transgender people. The police department would have to agree to the training before it would be implemented.
Kendall applauded the decision,saying the city was taking the rights steps to rectify the matter.
“I just think the city is showing they’re willing to help others and make everyone feel welcome,” he said.