Virtually 5 months after he was promoted to sergeant, an Oklahoma officer is on the point of shedding his job.
He’s accused of driving drunk and leaving the scene of a crash. The sergeant is the topic of two investigations to find out if he can return to the power or face costs.
Early Friday morning, police responded to the Enid Library situated off West Primary and South Independence.
The caller stated an off-duty police officer was drunk and allegedly hit one other car.
“One in every of our sergeants has been suspended from police duties and positioned into an administrative place pending the result of a legal and administrative investigation,” stated Cass Rains, the Enid Police Division Public Data Officer.
The incident report recognized the officer as Sgt. Kevin Everly. Police stated Everly referred to as his buddy to choose him up.
When she acquired there, the report states she acquired out of her automobile and Everly “crawled throughout the middle console into the driving force’s seat” hitting her and one other car. Officers stated Everly drove off in his buddy’s automobile.
“He was subsequently arrested on complaints of driving inebriated and leaving the scene of an accident,” stated Rains.
The sergeant has been with the division since 2014.
“There’s the legal investigation which is able to in the end be determined by the District Lawyer’s workplace and our personal inside investigation,” stated Rains.
“Officers must be held to a better commonplace on the subject of the regulation and this sort of conduct in unacceptable.” Enid Police Chief Brian O’Rourke stated in an announcement.
Enid police instructed Information 9 as a result of officers are beneath contract by the Metropolis, they don’t seem to be in a position to hearth them with out the right investigations and should wait till additional motion is taken.