Two Austin police officers have been suspended from the force. One got in trouble for helping a man get around a protection order and the other got in trouble for posting sensitive police information on his Facebook site.
According to a police memorandum made public Tuesday, APD Detective Lawrence Davis has been suspended for 10 days for posting unauthorized pictures on his Facebook site. The pictures include a closed circuit TV monitor image of Davis in an interrogation room questioning a suspect, photos of crash scenes and interagency alerts regarding suspects on the run.
"It's not like he was posting everything that came up, but even if it was one, it is not appropriate to post that," said APD Commander Patrick Cochran
Davis is a Sex Crimes Detectives. Commander Cochran told FOX 7 that no images of victims were ever posted on Davis' Facebook site.
"He was showing it, kind of what you said, out of a day in the life of an officer, he also posted which would include pictures of collisions and stuff, there wasn't anybody in there, just the cars, but this is what I do, something like that," said Commander Cochran.
Police Commanders also announced the suspension of Sergeant Joseph Lucas. He is suspended for three days for allowing a man, with a Protective Order against him, to return to his home and retrieve personal items, including firearms.