Off-duty cop suspended for sleeping at 2nd job

The officer was at a security job, but wearing his uniform and in his marked cruiser

By Roman J. Uschak
Belleville Times

BELLEVILLE, N.J. — A Belleville police officer has been suspended after he was caught sleeping in a police cruiser in a Bloomfield parking lot, police said.

A video of the officer appeared on the popular site YouTube as well as CNN iReport. The officer was identified as Jesse McKeough. McKeough, a recent police academy graduate, has since been suspended, although the duration of the suspension is not known.

McKeough was working an off-duty, part-time security job, according to Chief Joseph Rotonda, and was permitted to wear his uniform and use a police cruiser. However, the police chief said that off-duty officers are still subject to departmental rules and regulations just like on-duty officers are.

Full Story: Belleville police officer suspended for sleeping in cruiser, police say

(Photo courtesy YouTube)

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