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Chairman of Police Pension Board Quits Over Dirty Emails

10:58 AM EDT on May 25, 2018

The guy pictured above is W.B. Smith. Until this week, he was the chairman of the Oklahoma police pension board – a position he was forced to relinquish Wednesday night after an investigation revealed he (gasp!) used his government email address to share nude photos and porno pics with a work buddy.

Naturally, The Oklahoman's Nolan Clay – the paper's strip club and boobie beat reporter – was all over the story:

The police pension board chairman stepped down Wednesday in the wake of the disclosure that he sent and received photos of nude women on government email accounts.

W.B. Smith, 74, will remain a trustee on the state board that oversees the $2.5 billion police pension fund.

"I want to apologize to everybody for my mistakes," Smith said at the start of the monthly board meeting.

Really? They're making the guy apologize and quit because he exchanged some nudie pics with his boss? I know it's always fun to shame someone who gets caught doing what millions of other people have done in our puritanical society, but who really cares. It's obviously unprofessional, but it's not like he committed a crime. Plus, the dude is 74-years-old. He's obviously not savvy enough to use text messaging, Snap or some other app on one of his two smart phones to send and receive dirty photos like everyone else. That's what he should really be apologizing for.

Here are more details about the dirty pics:

The Oklahoman reported Sunday that the investigation found Smith sent five nude photos to the executive director in a 2010 email.

The Oklahoman also reported the investigation found the executive director emailed Smith inappropriate emails in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

One of the 2012 emails to Smith had 43 photos of the same nude woman in bed. Many of the photos show her posing in sexual positions.

Anyone else think the reporting on this story a little bit too... detailed? 43 photos of the same nude woman in bed? I bet Nolan counted them multiple times to make sure he had the exact number...

"Nolan! What are you doing in there? Open the door!"

"Uhm, one sec. I'm researching some data for a story I'm working on."

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