A sexy transit cop who allegedly modelled in kinky dominatrix gear could get spanked for “conduct unbecoming” in a Police Act investigation.
Const. Tabatha Swadron recently returned to a desk job after about a year of unpaid leave that was taken for personal reasons, transit police spokesperson Anne Drennan confirmed.
According to information and racy photos obtained by The Province, Swadron has been lingerie modelling, competing in Sexy Bikini competitions, and embarking on a reality TV career in her time away from work.
Alleged images of Swadron include kinky dominatrix poses, in which a partially-masked model named “Tabytha Mercedes” swings and bites on a black leather whip, while prowling in a tight cat-woman suit.
Other photos show Mercedes hefting barbells while clad in purple lingerie, and posing like a super-hero in flight, with cleavage bursting below a black cape.
“We were aware that she was involved in fitness activities and body building, but were not aware of the other … activities,” Drennan said Friday. “It’s important to note that it appears she did not identify herself in any of these activities as a transit officer, or employee of TransLink, and it appears she actually used another name while she was involved in these activities.”
Drennan said that while Swadron was on an unpaid leave and free to pursue personal interests, the organization has a responsibility to make sure behaviour is suitable for an officer.
“It is up to us to make sure that any activities (officers) are involved in do not involve conduct unbecoming,” Drennan said. “And for that reason, there is now a review which will take place.”
The producers of FitnessWars — billed as a behind-the-scenes bikini modelling reality show — confirmed Swadron is a cast member.
“It has nothing to do with TransLink, or her job, it’s just she has a small part on the show,” a producer said Friday.
“She is very fit,” said a FitnessWars filmer.
As The Province researched the modelling activity of “Tabytha Mercedes” on Friday, an online account associated to the model’s pictures was deactivated.
Const. Swadron, who runs the transit police twitter account, did not immediately respond to a request for interview.