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Illinois police officer caught sleeping in his squad car

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Evanston officer asleep in squad car - photo from WGN-TV

An Evanston, Illinois police officer faces discipline after a photo showed him asleep, on duty, in his squad car.

The photo was reportedly taken September 26, 2015, and posted on Facebook according to WGN-TV.

The photo shows an officer, whose name was not released, asleep in his police car in downtown Evanston.

The city issued a response that said, “We are held to a higher standard and it is unacceptable as well as embarrassing.  The officer is embarrassed as are we.  The officer has accepted full responsibility and will be disciplined.”

 

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