A Texas police chief has spoken out after footage of one of his officers using her phone while driving went viral on August 13.
Killeen Police Department’s Chief Charles Kimble said in response to the incident that the force takes traffic enforcement and safety “seriously”.
The footage, which was filmed by Marcus Evans, shows the officer, wearing a Killeen police uniform and driving a Killeen police car, looking at her phone while travelling along South WS Young Drive. The officer also appeared to not be wearing her seatbelt.
“Although, both of these violations are minor in nature, we understand that the expectations that our community expects were not met in this incident,” Chief Kimble said.
“There is a process in place to handle any allegations of misconduct by an officer, and that process is currently ongoing incident,” he added. Credit: Marcus Evans via Storyful