Police officer appears to sleep in patrol car in viral photo

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Police officer appears to sleep in patrol car in viral photo

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The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.

A photo circulating on social media appears to show a Memphis Police Department officer sleeping inside his patrol car.

The photo was posted on Saturday, and several viewers sent it to WHBQ.

Memphis police acknowledged the photo and issued the following statement:

"The officer in question has been identified, and an administrative investigation is underway. This behavior will not be tolerated, and I can assure you that corrective actions will be taken," said Director Michael Rallings. "This type of behavior does not represent the hardworking men and women of the Memphis Police Department."

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