A Chicago Police Officer fell asleep on the job, in his squad car. Passerby’s could hear the officer snoring and nothing jarred him from his nap.
A man recorded the officer and posted it on Facebook, garnering 716,000 views.
According to a spokesperson for the Chicago police department: “Officials had been made aware of this video and the matter is under investigation, which could result in disciplinary actions. It’s apparent that the officer is not adhering to the high expectations expected of all our officers by this department and the residents of Chicago – and the behavior is unacceptable.”
Crime in Chicago’s south side is a big problem, and there are two ways to look at this;
The police officer placed himself in harm’s way. It was easy to videotape the officer sleeping for more than two minutes, and with the window down, he left himself vulnerable.
That officer was also sleeping on the taxpayers dime. Citizens that expect more police presence on the south side did not receive that during this officers slumber.
Gianfrancesco Genoso is surprise, but the police department has not announced any disciplinary action.