A police officer was suspended for letting two handcuffed shoplifting suspects make out to a Bruno Mars song in the back of his cruiser.
Officer Doug McNeal has been barred from working at Fort Pierce Police Department in Florida for 20 days after camera footage emerged showing Christa Leigh and Zachary Moellendick get hot and heavy in his cruiser.
Soppy Bruno Mars hit ‘Just The Way You Are’ could be heard blaring in the background as the pair kissed for six minutes.
Shoplifting suspects Christa Leigh and Zachery Moellendick are seen getting intimate in the back of Officer Doug McNeal’s cruiser after being arrested. McNeal was suspended as a result (Picture: CBS12)Leigh was cuffed with her hands in front of her while Moellendick was allowed to get in the car unrestrained, because he was using crutches.
Neither wore a seatbelt for the ride to jail, according to an Internal Affairs report seen by CBS12, with McNeal also allowing Leigh to light a cigarette in his car.
Mum faked doctor’s note for three daughters then took them to woodland and shot them deadThe cop was suspended on February 14 for failure to follow policy, conduct unbecoming, and neglect of duty, according to the report.
A Fort Pierce Police Department spokesman said their investigation had ‘identified deficiencies in the performance of (McNeal’s) duties.’
The couple were allowed to smooch for six minutes as they rode to jail, with McNeal also giving Leigh permission to light up a cigarette in the back of his car (Picture: Fort Pierce Police Department)She added: ‘Officer McNeal has accepted full responsibility for his actions and understands the seriousness of the policy violations.
‘The conduct of this officer does not represent the values of this Department or the dedicated men and women who serve our community with honor every day.’