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Cop Caught Sleeping On Camera

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Belleville, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Back in early September, Belleville police officer Jesse McKeough was captured on camera allegedly sleeping while on duty. Anthony Telenski was the man who took the picture later posting it to several Facebook groups which eventually were taken down. He then uploaded the images to YouTube with the caption "Our tax dollars at work, gotta love it!".

It's been reported that officer McKeough was made aware of the photo circulating the web shortly after the picture was posted. His superiors also became aware of the photo's online presence and McKeough was suspended from duty for sleeping. The Belleville Police Chief noted he was working an off-duty security job, but the same rules apply for off-duty uniformed officers and sleeping in police cruisers is not permitted.

The day after the picture was posted to the web, Belleville police arrested Telinski while he was out riding his bike on what Telinski describes as "A bogus warrant." He said that he was referred to as "the photographer" several times by the arresting officers.

Telinski was searched and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He was able to make the $15,000 bail the next day.

Telinski said that he is not ashamed of the arrest and describes his heroin use as a result of an accident where he broke 24 bones. He is currently in treatment for his drug use.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time something like this has happened in New Jersey. In July, Trenton officer Richard Takach was also suspended for sleeping on the job.

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