Officer suspended for language during stop

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Posted: Feb 2, 2010 7:32 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: officer, stop, suspended, Welsh, traffic

A Welsh police officer accused of using foul language during a traffic stop with children present has been reprimanded.

The town council on Monday unanimously upheld Police Chief Tommy Chaisson's recommendations to suspend Officer Arthur Philips for two days without pay and place him on probation for three months.

The reprimand follows a monthlong internal investigation after allegations were made by a dispatcher that she heard Philips use foul language while she was on the phone with her sister, who had been stopped by Philips.

Dispatcher Amy Romero was suspended without pay for four 12-hour days and was placed on six months' probation after she admitted to abruptly leaving her post after her sister was stopped by Philips.

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