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Video: Ill. Officer Investigated for Playing Computer Poker While Driving

January 09, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Ill. Officer Investigated for Playing Computer Poker While Driving

A Bolingbrook, Ill., officer is being investigated by the department after video surfaced this week reportedly showing the officer playing video poker while driving a squad car.

The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows a snow-crusted Bolingbrook police car and focuses on the interior computer monitor, which appears to show video poker. The officer’s face is not visible in the video.

Police spokesman Lt. Michael Rompa told the Chicago Tribune officials became aware of the video via social media.

"The officer in this video has been identified," Rompa said this afternoon. "Due to the seriousness of this incident, the Bolingbrook Police Department has placed this under an internal investigation."

Tags: Officer Misconduct, Bollingbrook (Ill.) PD


Comments (5)

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Cool hand Luke @ 1/10/2014 5:58 AM

Come on Guy!

Troop @ 1/11/2014 2:12 PM

"Due to the seriousness of the incident". Apparently Bolingbrook IAB is very excited about this incident. They must have been very bored too. Granted this is a dummy move by the officer but serious is a cop on the take, or a cop committing a felony crime. Calm down Bolingbrook.

Capt. Crunch @ 1/12/2014 11:04 AM

The bright side of the story is the officer will have more free time to play poker. I wonder if he won the poker game.

Ima Leprechaun @ 1/12/2014 12:35 PM

The one thing most public servants have forgotten is all communications including email is subject to public inspection. This photo could have been doctored but any internal verification of computer data will reveal the truth. I have heard many officers use their radio phone to dial home to say they will be working late then hear that same officer call their girlfriend and say they will be right over. Any type of communication using any kind of public forum (email, radio, radio cell, written reports, instant messages, pagers, any form of in-car data like MDT or license recognition software) is open to public inspection as Gov. Chris Christie has just found out. There are no secrets while using government messaging systems. Cell phones owned by any level of government carry no right to privacy and they can be reviewed by anybody. Even body camera data is open to public review. Always act as though you are on camera and behave accordingly because in this age of camera phones there is no more privacy anywhere.

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