Michigan police officer caught on video sleeping in his cruiser

Posted at 9:55 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 09:24:26-04

A Dearborn Heights police officer is the focus of a viral video, which appears to show him sleeping behind the wheel of his cruiser.

Dearborn Heights Chief of Police Lee Gavin has confirmed that an internal investigation will take place. 

Sources confirm the video was shot by a citizen last Wednesday. They also say it’s not the first time the officer has been spotted snoozing.

Citizens have said they are disappointed and stunned to see the video. Some are also concerned about the health and safety of the officer. 

“It’s bad. Without knowing all the details, yes it’s dangerous,” former Detroit Police Asst. Chief Steve Dolunt said.

Dearborn Heights Police declined to go on camera over the weekend due to the Memorial Day holiday, however, sources say an internal review will be conducted this week.