Police officer disciplined after being photographed asleep in a squad car

Posted at 3:14 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 15:36:06-04

A Richmond, Indiana police has been disciplined after he was photographed sleeping in a squad car and the picture was posted on Facebook.

According to the post by Sarah Lawrence, she found the police cruiser parked in St. Andrews Cemetery early on the morning of Aug. 5, 2017.

Lawrence said the vehicle had been running for about three hours when she took the pictures of two people asleep in the cruiser and posted them to Facebook. One of them was a police officer and the other a civilian.

At the time, Richmond police confirmed an investigation was underway and said that "sleeping in a patrol car while on duty is not okay."

Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum said Thursday that the investigation has concluded and the officer was disciplined but not terminated.

Branum said the officer was off duty when the pictures were taken.