I honestly do not know what to make of this quote from the Dallas Morning News:
Both women, who have acknowledged their actions and been cleared of sexual harassment, said the complaint was politically motivated.
When is pinching the hiney of a subordinate NOT sexual harassment? So confusing…
A complaint filed against Mayor Jody Smith and Mayor Pro Tem Jean Levenick said that the women approached the officer from behind and pinched him “simultaneously on the butt,” according to a report obtained by The Dallas Morning News.
If you read the article, it gives more explanation about the hiney pinch. Regardless or whether the officer felt intimidated or actually appreciated the attention, this kind of behavior from public officials is horribly embarrassing and shows extremely poor judgment.
There’s more on stopthedrilling blog.