Mentor, Ohio (WTSP/WKYC) -- An Ohio police officer was reportedlysuspended after a YouTubevideo showed him dunking his head in a bucket of urine at a Cleveland Browns game.
Video posted last month on YouTube showed a Browns fan sticking his head in a 5-gallon bucket of urine for $450 while tailgating before the game. Mentor Police Chief Daniel Llewellyn laterconfirmed to our sister station WKYC that the man was off-duty patrol officer Phil Croucher.
Croucher isa 16-year veteran of the department.Llewellyn described Croucher as "anexceptional" officer, saying he has at least14 documents highlighting his excellent work, including some from Secret Service and the FBI.
Llewellyn said he was "disappointed"by Croucher's poor judgment and the department is workingnow to develop a clear policy for how officers should act, even when off-duty.
Croucher was initially placed on administrative leave for several days while he underwent a medical evaluation. He was then cleared for duty untilWednesday,when The News-Herald reported that Croucher will be suspendedfor two days.
Llewellyn said heexpected better from his officers, even when off-duty.
"You were identified as a Mentor Police Officer and that information was broadcast on many of the television, internet and news print media casting a negative light on the professionalism of not only yourself as a M.P.D. officer, but the entire organization," he wrote in explaining the suspension.
Nine other Mentor police officers who participated in the stunt were issued written reprimands.