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Officer served 1 week unpaid leave for controversial coffee mug

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A police officer who was put on leave for selling a coffee mug with a photo showing an unconscious Carbondale man is now back on the job. Earlier this month that officer was put on leave. 

A full statement from City Manager Gary Williams is below:  

“Recently an unfortunate incident occurred with one of our police officers who fabricated a coffee mug displaying an unflattering photo of a Carbondale resident, and subsequently advertised the product on social media. The City worked with the Fraternal Order of Police legal counsel to investigate the incident and have reached an agreement on an appropriate disciplinary response; the officer was given a week of unpaid leave which has been served. The City would like to remind the community that the behavior that resulted in this discipline is not the standard of conduct that we expect of any City employee, nor the conduct that we will tolerate going forward. Further, it’s not reflective of the hard working employees of the City that strive every day to provide high-quality service to ALL of Carbondale’s residents. We apologize for this insensitive incident and will continue to review and revise internal policies to, hopefully, prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.” –Gary Williams, Carbondale City Manager
 

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