George Hiotis

ZPD Officer Suspended 1 Day

by George Hiotis on January 25, 2013 at 8:58 am

Zanesville Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the punishment for the Zanesville Police Officer who fell asleep on the job has been determined.  Buck says after an internal investigation first year officer Kyle Brooks will be suspended for one day, unpaid.  Chief Eric Lambes handed down the punishment on Thursday a week after a photo of the sleeping officer turned up on Facebook and Twitter.  Buck says the officer was very remorseful and immediately admitted he has fallen asleep in his car a little after 5 a.m. at 6th and Main Streets. Brooks will serve the punishment next month after a built-in appeal process.