A CPD cop may be in a heap of trouble after a concerned citizen filmed him sleeping behind the wheel of his squad car in broad daylight in early May.
Julian Collins, who filmed the video, told ABC 7 Chicago the incident occurred roughly two weeks ago on the City’s Southwest Side. His video has close to a million views thousands of shares on Facebook.
ABC 7 reports the video was recorded in the 8th District, a part of town that’s seen a 44 percent increase in shootings in the last year.
A police spokesman issued a statement on the matter:
“We are already aware of this video and this matter is under investigation, which may result in disciplinary action. From all appearances this incident is not in keeping with the high expectations placed on our officers by this department and residents of Chicago- which is unacceptable.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel commented on the incident Wednesday during a press conference.
“We just earlier today honored two officers for saving a person’s life. They were on the job. …. We have a lot of good men and women in uniform throughout the police department,” he told reporters following Wednesday’s meeting of the City Council.