The entire Fort Lauderdale (FL) 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.
Officer James Brinton faced a complaint from Shelby Kendall after he pulled her over in January for reckless driving in a Camaro. Despite Kendall’s driver’s license saying she is female, Brinton changed the traffic citation to list her as male.
Brinton said he thought the information on the driver’s license was a mistake, the Sun-Sentinel reports.