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Website says officer was watching TV in cruiser

Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 18:12:16-04

A story making the rounds online has come to the attention of Port St. Lucie police.

A website posted a video it claims shows a local police officer watching a football game while in his police cruiser.

The chief has launched an investigation.

The website, thefreethoughproject.com published the video.

But there are problems with what was posted.

The site says the officer was driving, but nowhere in the 26-second video do you see the officer driving.

Also, the author of the story says Florida law prohibits the use of electronic devices while driving.

That is not the case. 
But if you are driving while on a cellphone or using an electronic device -- and -- cause an accident -- you can be charged with distracted driving.

That does apply to police officers.