Officer seen playing cards in patrol car - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Officer seen playing cards in patrol car

A flurry of Facebook controversy has occurred over a card game reportedly being played in an East Texas patrol car. A passing motorist took a picture of a Longview police officer reportedly playing a game of computer solitaire while on duty. The driver snapped the picture Tuesday on Loop 281, claiming to show a Longview police officer playing the game on duty. Police say, yes, it did happen.

"Well, it has been brought to our attention through Facebook obviously, that one of our officers did have this in his computer," says Longview officer Debra Stiles.

A closer look shows cards clearly on the screen. While it could have only been a few seconds, being observed by a passing motorist had the department wanting to be open and honest about what happened.

"That is against our policy and its being addressed," Stiles says.

"As public servants, it is important that we give our best to the community at all times. All our employees are expected to make the best use of their time and to do their duty in a safe manner. The issue was handled by the supervisor within the police department and appropriate discipline was put in place." said city manager David Willard.

The officer has not been named, and whether or how he's been reprimanded has not been released.

"Playing games on the computer is against department policy. It has been dealt with," Stiles says.

Police administration said that they appreciate citizens bringing this kind of activity to their attention. In light of this instance, LPD officers have been reminded of department policy concerning use of their computers.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • East Texas Volunteer Firefighter drowns

    East Texas Volunteer Firefighter drowns

    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-07-23 07:27:04 GMT
    Source: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's FacebookSource: Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>

    A volunteer firefighter and support personnel with the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department has died.

    More >>
  • Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys arrive in Oxnard, California

    Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys arrive in Oxnard, California

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-07-23 03:50:41 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Around 4:15 p.m. PDT, the Cowboys arrived at the Ventura County Naval Base in Pt. Mugu. And every player was dressed in a suit and tie, a pretty business like approach already being sent from Head Coach Jason Garrett. Before taking buses to the training camp headquarters in Oxnard, the players and Coach Garrett took time to sign autographs for the military and their families. "I think it really puts things in perspective. You know these guys are out here risking their live...More >>
    Around 4:15 p.m. PDT, the Cowboys arrived at the Ventura County Naval Base in Pt. Mugu. And every player was dressed in a suit and tie, a pretty business like approach already being sent from Head Coach Jason Garrett. Before taking buses to the training camp headquarters in Oxnard, the players and Coach Garrett took time to sign autographs for the military and their families. "I think it really puts things in perspective. You know these guys are out here risking their live...More >>
  • ETX teen raises funds for 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days

    ETX teen raises funds for 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:06:14 GMT
    An East Texas boy scout has achieved his goal of raising enough money to purchase 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days. 13 year old Jaxon Holland was raising the funds for his Eagle Scout project and surpassed his goal. Holland raised $18,000 which will cover 34 vests plus accessories. The vests will be donated to the Wood County Sheriff’s office. Jaxon’s family tells us he successfully earned his eagle badge after completing the fundraiser. RELATED: http://www.kltv.com/st...More >>
    An East Texas boy scout has achieved his goal of raising enough money to purchase 31 bullet proof vests in 31 days. 13 year old Jaxon Holland was raising the funds for his Eagle Scout project and surpassed his goal. Holland raised $18,000 which will cover 34 vests plus accessories. The vests will be donated to the Wood County Sheriff’s office. Jaxon’s family tells us he successfully earned his eagle badge after completing the fundraiser. RELATED: http://www.kltv.com/st...More >>
Powered by Frankly