Seattle Police Department's Undercover Italian Crime Squad (aka "Guido Incognito") took a hit recently when an officer was disciplined for demanding a discount at a local tanning salon.
According to a recently released report by the Seattle Police Department's Office of Professional Accountability:
Two complainants, employees at a sun tanning salon, alleged that the named officer, telling them that he was an undercover Seattle Police officer working on his tan for his undercover work, attempted to use his position as a police officer to obtain a lower price for the tanning service.
The evidence demonstrated that while the named officer did not directly solicit a discounted price for the tanning service, it did appear that the named officer created at least the appearance of attempting to use his position to influence the price of the tanning service by repeatedly making reference to his employment as a Seattle Police officer working an undercover assignment.
The officer in question was reprimanded by a supervisor who supposedly "discussed with him the importance of avoiding even the appearance of soliciting gratuities."
Like any supervisor needs to tell this cop about the importance of appearance.