- - Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Dallas Police Department has transferred a sergeant who brought a Chick-fil-A sandwich to work last week to a different department and onto a midnight shift, a Dallas police station reported Wednesday.

When the sergeant brought the sandwich on Aug. 1, on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and arrived at his post at the Southeast patrol, words were exchanged between him and two officers who are lesbians, reported station KTVT Channel 11, a CBS affiliate.

Chick-fil-A recently came under fire for the company CEO saying he backed the traditional understanding of marriage.

While it is unclear who started the argument and police have launched an investigation into the matter, the Dallas Police Association decried the personnel move as effectively taking sides before the investigation.

The Association said that before the internal investigation was resolved, the sergeant was moved to a midnight shift at the Lew Sterret Justice Center, which the association views as punishment. KTVT did not provide any of the officers’ names.

A department spokesperson told KTVT that the issue is not whether the sergeant brought the sandwich into the substation, but whether inappropriate comments were exchanged between him and the two female officers. The Association, who represents all three of the officers, say they are getting two versions of the story.