Officer faces probe after driving with Confederate flag
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A northern Michigan police department will launch an investigation after an off-duty officer was seen driving a pickup truck bearing a Confederate flag around a group protesting Republican Donald Trump's election as president.
Traverse City police Chief Jeff O'Brien tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that an internal review will start Monday to see if any departmental rules were broken.
He confirmed that Officer Michael Peters was in a photo taken from Friday's rally.
O'Brien says officers have a right to free speech, "but also a code of conduct and other internal policies."
The newspaper could not reach Peters for comment.
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