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East St. Louis police officer caught sleeping in squad car suspended

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - -

The East St. Louis police officer who was caught on camera sleeping in a patrol has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Someone spotted the officer sleeping, snapped a photo and sent the snapshot to News 4. East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks said the officer will not be on duty while the department investigates.

Many East St. Louis residents told News 4 they are concerned because their safety and whether the officer slept while on the clock.

“That's not policeman like at all. He's not doing his job. He's not protecting me, he's not protecting the city,” said one resident.

East St. Louis' Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is going to discuss the sleeping officer at an upcoming meeting.

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