Detroit, MI – A rookie Detroit police officer is no longer on patrol after the police department found out she had a racy OnlyFans account connected to her Instagram.
“One of our officers through her Instagram account had a paywall set up and was posting pornographic videos on the other side of the paywall,” Chris Graveline, the director of the Detroit Police Department’s (DPD) Professional Standards section, told reporters, according to WJBK.
The department said that Detroit Police Chief James White was made aware of the sexual images posted to the pay-per-view service connected an Instagram account belonging to Detroit Police Officer Janelle Zielinski on Tuesday morning.
Chief White launched an investigation and moved to immediately suspended Officer Zielinski, WJBK reported.
That was when the police chief found out that the rookie officer in the racy images had submitted her resignation a day earlier.
The officer had recently graduated from the police academy and was sworn onto the force in March.
Investigators confirmed that Officer Zielinski was wearing her uniform in numerous pictures on her Instagram that linked to OnlyFans, WJBK reported.
Officer Zielinski’s resignation letter was supposed to be effective on Sept. 23 but, as she was suspended, Detroit police said the rookie officer will not be returning to patrol, WJBK reported.
“One of the bedrocks of DPD is you have to keep your private life unsullied as well,” Graveline explained. “This is a major point of emphasis to our officers so when we see something like this, Command moves very quickly.”
“Chief White takes these things very seriously because it represents not just DPD but all of the city of Detroit,” he added.