Trenton police officer caught sleeping suspended

A Trenton police officer has been suspended after a photo of him sleeping in his cruiser was posted online.Officer Richard Takach was caught by a

TRENTON - A Trenton police officer has been suspended after a photo of him sleeping in his cruiser was posted online.

Officer Richard Takach was caught by a passerby in uniform, in his patrol car, sleeping.

Takach's lawyer says the officer was not on city time as he was working an additional security detail which is paid for by private companies.

A spokesman for the city says having an officer with a gun, asleep is dangerous for the city regardless if that officer is on the clock or not.

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