Video surfaces of Ohio officers kissing in cruiser while transporting prisoner


Associated Press

CANTON, Ohio — The police chief of a northeast Ohio township has retired after a video became public showing him and a female office kissing and caressing in the front of a police cruiser while a prisoner was in the back seat.

Timothy Escola retired Tuesday night after four years with the Perry Township police department about 50 miles south of Cleveland. Law Director Charles Hall says Escola's retirement closes an internal investigation.

Hall says no charges are being considered against part-time officer Janine England, who was with Escola in the cruiser June 2.

Escola and England drove to the Cincinnati area to pick up a burglary suspect.

An anonymous tip prompted an investigation last week and a review of the cruiser's dashboard camera.

See photos: Perry police chief, officer kiss repeatedly while transporting prisoner

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