The Minneapolis Police Department is conducting an internal review after an officer was outed for having a private “OnlyFans” page by a driver she pulled over during a traffic stop.
The unidentified police officer, who belongs to Minneapolis’ 4th Precinct, is being investigated to see if her conduct breaches any department regulations. According to a report, the driver she pulled over told Fox 9 that it took him about 10 minutes to recognize the 35-year-old cop as someone he’s seen over the past five months on OnlyFans, an online adult-content subscription service.
“We were doing a little talking and checking and I was like, ‘Man, she got an OnlyFans page. I’m on her OnlyFans page,’” the driver told Fox 9. “You got to go to the VIP and you get to see the videos of her and her, I guess husband, I guess that’s who it is, they do full sex videos.”
The profile page of the private account states that she is “Free spirited, Overly Optimistic, Creator of Sexy Content to Please Others!,” according to a screengrab from Fox 9.
Chief of Police Brian O’Hara said in the statement that the department takes “any allegations of policy violations seriously.”
Avery Appelman Comments
We usually find ourselves on the opposite side of police in the courtroom, as we are usually working to prove that our client is guilty of the allegations put forward by the prosecution and the police, but in this instance, we fully support the police officer. Her actions are a freedom of expression and something she does in the privacy of her own home, hidden behind a paywall. She’s not flashing her badge in recordings, she’s not dressed in her police attire and she’s not filming at the police department like the teacher who got caught filming OnlyFans videos in her classroom. She has a side hustle, and it’s just another example of police feeling the financial pinch and seeking out other income streams to offset their low pay.
Don’t get us wrong, we understand the optics and the other side of the coin. Some may question her credibility as a police officer, while police department leaders may feel uncomfortable about the situation. There’s also the possibility that it could lead to harassment if police department colleagues sign up for her OnlyFans.
At the end of the day, we feel the same way as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who when informed of the situation said, “If all we’re talking about is naked pictures behind a paywall, the mayor has no issue.”