The recent article ("Fresno officer in porn inquiry" March 8) reports that Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer was legally barred from identifying the officer under question in this investigation.
Where has the Police Department's sensitivity been in the past when they publicly identified individuals who were under investigation of possible crimes, though never charged? Has their policy changed recently?
It would appear that in the past they felt no compunction of naming individuals who had been accused, and who the department never even investigated.
Public allegations can be equally harmful even though no charges were filed and no corrections were ever made.
This is another reason why we need an independent police auditor.