HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police have apologized after a photograph circulating on social media shows a Donald Trump sticker affixed to a laptop inside a police cruiser.
Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley in a statement Sunday called the application of the sticker “irresponsible.”
He says the sticker has since been removed and the matter will be investigated internally.
Foley says the department was alerted to the sticker Saturday morning.
The photo shows that the Trump sticker was clearly visible through the cruiser’s windshield. Police did not identify to whom the cruiser belongs.
Foley says the officer was “counseled on the critical importance of remaining neutral and impartial.” He says the department reminds all officers to remain “politically neutral.”
Foley says the department is embarrassed by the “lack of professionalism and judgment.”
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