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Posted: November 21, 2017

Police officer appears to sleep in patrol car in viral photo

The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.
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The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.

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By Fox13Memphis.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —

A photo circulating on social media appears to show a Memphis Police Department officer sleeping inside his patrol car.

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The photo was posted on Saturday, and several viewers sent it to WHBQ.

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Memphis police acknowledged the photo and issued the following statement:

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"The officer in question has been identified, and an administrative investigation is underway. This behavior will not be tolerated, and I can assure you that corrective actions will be taken," said Director Michael Rallings. "This type of behavior does not represent the hardworking men and women of the Memphis Police Department."


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