‘Poster girl’ sergeant who posted racy snaps and travelled world while on sick leave quits force blaming ‘bullying’
‘Poster girl’ sergeant who posted racy snaps and travelled world while on sick leave quits force blaming ‘bullying’

Cop who posted spicy photos quits force

A police sergeant who posted racy snaps of herself travelling the world while signed off on sick leave has resigned from the force - blaming 'bullying' colleagues.

Leanne Carr, who became a 'poster girl' for Lincolnshire Police in the UK during her 14 years with the force, announced her resignation on social media.

The 35-year-old sparked controversy in 2018 when glamorous shots emerged of her seven months' travelling in Thailand, Cyprus, Austria and South Africa when she was on long-term sick leave.

Leanne Carr posted a series of racy shots while on sick leave. Picture: Supplied
Leanne Carr posted a series of racy shots while on sick leave. Picture: Supplied

The sergeant, who had previously appeared in promotional material for Lincolnshire Police, shared pictures of herself covering her breasts with pineapples and stretched out on a number of beaches.

Even after Sgt Carr returned to her $81,000-a-year post it emerged she had been flaunting her cleavage while playing online video games for cash.

After she returned to work it emerged she was flashing her cleavage while playing online games for cash. Picture: Twitter
After she returned to work it emerged she was flashing her cleavage while playing online games for cash. Picture: Twitter

Writing on Instagram following her last shift, she said: "Bullying, harassment and victimisation is not okay. Not on any level.

"After 14 years service as a Police Constable, Police Sergeant and Police Inspector I am immensely proud of myself. I achieved that through hard work, determination, sacrifices and a love for serving the public.

"Sadly I've had to close the door to the negativity I've endured from my colleagues for my own sanity and to protect my own mental health."

She announced her resignation on Instagram. Picture: Instagram
She announced her resignation on Instagram. Picture: Instagram

"NC this is Inspector/Sergeant/Police Constable 94 Leanne Carr signing off for the last time. Goodnight."

Sgt Carr is believed to have been signed off with a stress-related illness after becoming the subject of an internal misconduct investigation in 2017.

Fellow officers reacted with anger after the saucy pictures became public.

One police source said at the time: "This is a senior officer - a sergeant earning around $81,000-a-year - and in my opinion some of the photos are not befitting of someone in that role.

"In practically every photograph she is wearing next to nothing and some of the poses she does are very suggestive.

"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."

Sgt Carr served with Lincolnshire Police for 14 years. Picture: Supplied
Sgt Carr served with Lincolnshire Police for 14 years. Picture: Supplied

 

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: "Lincolnshire Police can confirm that Sergeant Carr has resigned as a police officer.

"We thank her for her service as a police officer."

This article originally appeared on the Sun and was reproduced here with permission

Originally published as Cop who posted spicy photos quits force

Sgt Carr seen enjoying a holiday in Austria. Picture: Supplied
Sgt Carr seen enjoying a holiday in Austria. Picture: Supplied
The $81,000-a-year sergeant has now quit the force. Picture: Supplied
The $81,000-a-year sergeant has now quit the force. Picture: Supplied

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