A Hartford, Connecticut officer is the subject of an internal investigation after a photo of a Trump for President bumper sticker on his cruiser was seen by a passerby and posted to social media.
A statement from Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley called the behavior “irresponsible.”
"This political sticker situation has been addressed. The sticker, which was conspicuously affixed to the top of a HPD laptop computer within the marked patrol vehicle, has been removed,” the statement continued. “The officer was counseled on the critical importance of remaining neutral and impartial. We also reminded all HPD officers to remain politically neutral. Specific daily roll call training is being given at all shifts. The matter will now be referred for an internal investigation.
“I am, and we are, embarrassed and sorry for this lack of professionalism and judgement.”
Foley said the department also reached out to community leaders to apologize.
The name of the officer was not released.