Police officer suspended after controversial photo surfaces

South Charleston police officer suspended after this photo surfaced. (Photo/provided)
South Charleston police officer suspended after this photo surfaced. (Photo/provided)

SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A photograph got a South Charleston police officer suspended.

2 NEWS received the photo from a tipster. It appears to show the officer asleep on the job.

2 NEWS reached out to the Village of South Charleston’s police chief about the photo.

Chief Brian Redish declined to comment on camera, calling it a departmental affair.

He also would not identify the officer, but in a statement he said the photo, “has been an embarrassment. The officer has been suspended and the matter is being looked into.”

The photo has since circulated through social media.

The South Charleston Police Department is a small staff. Its web site shows that it has six part time officers. A sergeant and chief are listed on staff.  An auxiliary program employs 12 commissioned officers.

2 NEWS has filed a public records request to learn more about the person in the photo. We’ll keep you updated.

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