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Baltimore Cops Get in Trouble for Sleeping on the Job



Poor Baltimore police officers — after a hard day of saving lives and chasing down suspects, sometimes they just want to take a nap… in their squad car… while on duty. Whereas in the past a police officer happily snoring away might only be noticed by a few passers-by, thanks to the internet and ubiquitous cell phone cameras, a snoozing officer is now likely to find him/herself plastered across the internet. No more, says BPD commissioner Anthony W. Batts:  “Let me make it perfectly clear – this is unacceptable and those found sleeping on duty – be it by a supervisor or the public – will be held accountable,” Batts wrote in a message to his staff. “Sleeping on duty is not only an egregious violation of the public trust; but a serious safety issue. I never want to have to officiate over a funeral or visit the hospital because a felon walked up to a car with a gun rather than a citizen with a smart phone.”

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