Adam Garcia, assistant vice president and director of police services at the school, offered “sincere apologies” for the officer’s costume.
“Members of our profession are held to a higher standard and denigrating another ― on- or off-duty ― is insensitive for its lack of respect and lack of understanding on how others may negatively view their actions and may be impacted,” Garcia said in a statement.
“At a time when officers should be heightened in their attentiveness to perception by our community, this act seems extremely out of touch with those sentiments and reflects poorly on all of us,” Garcia continued.
Despite the apology, the officer will not face discipline.
Joshua Bassett is ready to come out on the other side of the media frenzy that's followed him since his rumored ex Olivia Rodrigo released the Grammy-nominated song "Driver's License," which is supposedly about him. Now, he's releasing his own album of songs that he wrote while processing the attention — much of it negative — that he received as a result.
In her new book, Silenced No More, Sarah Ransome speaks her truth and details her experience in Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking ring. “As soon as I arrived on my very first trip on the island my cell phone’s taken away, my camera's taken away, my passports taken away, and lo and behold, that's where it started. It was that very first trip on the island where I was told ‘you will never escape me,’” says Ransome. As Ransome remembers in the book, Jeffrey Epstein raped her on the second day of that trip. The attacks continued for the duration of her stay, sometimes up to two or three times in the same day. “Jeffery's island was designed for rape and trafficking,” said Ransome. “And once you're there, you can't get out.” For Maxwell’s part, Ransome says that she was aware of abuse. In one case, Maxwell forced Ransome into a room where Epstein raped her. In another, Maxwell saw Ransome crying after a brutal attack and smirked, offering no support. “Ghislane would break you down to such a point, but as soon as she broke you — like a Jekyll and Hyde — she would almost be mother-like and maternal, and caring. And that was effectively done to build a trauma bond,” says Ransome. All eyes are glued to the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the accused co-conspirator of Jeffrey Epstein who allegedly recruited the young and underage girls that he sexually abused. For Sarah Ransome, who counts herself as a survivor of Epstein's abuse, Maxwell’s trial is long overdue. “I'm following the trial every single day,” she tells Yahoo Life. “I just pray every day that she's found guilty because she needs to be taken off the streets so she can't hurt anybody else.”