Officers Suspended Over Photo of Cops Pretending to Beat Up a Colleague at Arlington National Cemetery

The photo shows one officer on his knees in front of a squad car as he is held down by two colleagues, behind whom are three others simulating beating the kneeling officer with batons

Police officers have reportedly been suspended after a photo emerged of a group of cops pretending to beat a colleague at Arlington National Cemetery.

Officials at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall are said to be conducting an internal investigation into the picture, which showed the officers smiling and laughing.

It shows one officer on his knees in front of a squad car as he is held down by two colleagues, behind whom are three others simulating beating the kneeling officer with batons.

It is understood the photo, which was sent to Fox 5 by a whistleblower, involved officers who patrol Arlington

A Base spokesman told Fox at least two of the officers are on administrative duty while the investigation into the incident which occurred on Thanksgiving Day was investigated.

Graves of more than 400,000 US soldiers are located at the military cemetery, which has a mission statement of: ‘Honor. Remember. Explore.’

He added the officers were ‘horsing around’ and that the incident spiralled into ‘unprofessional behavior’.
As patrolling officers, they would have been responsible for responding to potential crime on the Arlington National Cemetery grounds.

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall said it did not fall in line with their views, and cemetery officials have not yet commented on the photo.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5120835/Officers-suspended-Arlington-National-Cemetery-photo.html#ixzz4zf5TgCeB

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