I'm a rules guy. I don't like a multitude of rules, because rules always begat more rules, but I do like holding to the rules that are there....but this is ridiculous.
Seems like a retiring New Orleans police officer decided to wear the older style uniform shirt on the day he retired - as a tribute to former officer friends who had lost their lives during his career. Against the rules? Yes. But enough to force a reprimand fifteen minutes before retirement?
Granted, there is probably more to this story, but on the surface, this is one of the larger management goofs I've ever seen. Someone's got a death grip on the manual and doesn't know when to let go.