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Fla. cop under investigation for sitting during anthem

The Orlando PD’s policy requires its officers to stand for the anthem while they’re on duty


By PoliceOne Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — An investigation is underway after an on-duty Florida police officer refused to stand during the national anthem.

WFTV reports that when the anthem started during a boating event, someone reportedly noticed that  the officer was sitting. When asked to stand, the officer declined to do so. A complaint was filed against the officer after the incident.

The Orlando PD’s policy requires its officers to stand for the anthem while they’re on duty. The OPD did not provide WFTV additional details, citing the ongoing investigation. 

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