• MPD officer appearing to be asleep inside patrol car identified

    By: Scott Madaus

    Updated:

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A photo circulating on social media appears to show a Memphis Police Department officer sleeping inside his patrol car.

    The original photo was posted on Saturday, and several viewers sent it in to FOX13.

    MPD acknowledged the photo and issued the following statement:

    The officer in question has been identified, and an administrative investigation is underway. This behavior will not be tolerated, and I can assure you that corrective actions will be taken," said Director Michael Rallings. "This type of behavior does not represent the hardworking men and women of the Memphis Police Department.

    Officer Laneeze Stepney has been identified by MPD as the officer in the photo.

    Stepney has been with Memphis Police Department for 20 years. 

    The investigation is still under review. 


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