Police Sergeant Facing Criticism For Online Gaming, Social Media Accounts

Sergeant Leanne Carr started making money livestreaming while on sick leave.

Nettleham, Lincolnshire UK – A police sergeant in England is getting international attention after she began posting videos of herself while she played video games in revealing outfits.

Lincolnshire Police Sergeant Leanne Carr developed her side-gig while on sick leave following an department internal investigation, The Sun reported.

“The officer in question was absent from work due to illness for a period of seven months whilst an internal misconduct investigation was carried out,” Lincolnshire Detective Superintendent Suzanne Davies told The Sun.

"These matters have now been concluded and were dealt with by way of a misconduct meeting, details of which are not made public because they deal with less serious internal matters,” Det. Davies added.

She has since returned to full-time duties with her department.

While on leave, Sgt. Carr developed an online persona as the “Pineapple Queen,” and has livestreamed her gaming on Twitch while clad in revealing outfits.

Her Twitter and Instagram pages showcase a wide array of bikini shots, many of which were taken in exotic locales including Cape Town, Cyprus, and Thailand.

Det. Davies said the department is aware of the sergeant’s social media accounts.

“When any officer is absent from work due to illness regular contact is maintained with them and they are entitled to do as they wish during that time, including going on holiday, as long as it does not prohibit their return to work as soon as possible,” Det. Davies told The Sun. "I am satisfied that this officer returned to work as soon as she was able to.”

Sgt. Carr has faced sharp criticism from the media and some of her colleagues, however.

"This is a senior officer – a sergeant earning around £45,000-a-year – and in my opinion some of the photos are not befitting of someone in that role,” a police source said, according to The Sun. "Lincolnshire Police know about this but are allowing it to happen despite having a strict policy on what an officer can share on social media."

Blue Lives Matter Editor-in-Chief Christopher Berg says that it's common for female officers to face hostility for online photos.

"Having done a few stories about cops getting attention from their Instagram profiles, the clear trend is that shirtless male cops attract much more positive attention, and females cops in bikinis generate disparaging remarks," he said.

Sgt. Carr isn't alone in the law enforcement livestreaming space.

A SWAT officer actually quit his police job after his success at livestreaming games.

"I saw streaming as a way to show people that police officers are just like everyone else. To relate to people. That cops also love things like video games." Donut Operator told Blue Lives Matter. "Because of my stream, I've had hundreds of people contact me about how they once didn't like police but now they understand we're just normal people put into sometime impossible situations."

Sergeant Carr did not respond to to requests for comment.

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Pat1978
Pat1978

Body cams are expensive and cities like PD's to spend less wherever possible. Ours were mid-range and choc-full-o-problems. My body cam was sent back for repair 3 times, then it never came back, then I had to borrow whatever was working and hope that it actually was working (it wasn't easy to really check, took ten or fifteen minutes),that it continued to work and that the guy it belonged to didn't come in for whatever reason and need it. If we were a private company, we would have put ourselves out of business. Patrol was good, bosses were not business men.

b1rd
b1rd

H_C Dumbass you are proof of that LOL

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@FpsK9Handler
Actually, i own a business, and i also worked hard to get where i am.

And good luck with your tale about looking for bombs every day. I suppose we can be anything we want behind the keyboard, right?

Heezels
Heezels

Well that’s a disgusting thing to say Marxest. Also, the department even noted that officers are allowed to do whatever they wish on sickleave, and leave for investigation. Just so long as they’re able to return to duty when needed.

FpsK9Handler
FpsK9Handler

You obviously didnt get my sarcasm...but whatever...my user name is what I do for a living...If you know anything about Law Enforcement being a K9 handler is a very coveted job...so I am proud of my position and I have worked my ass off to get this job...so that gives me the right to use the title. While you probably hide behind your computer I am out looking for bombs everyday..

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