Atlanta, Georgia 2021-09-17 13:36:00 –
Atlanta (CBS46) —The Roman Police Station is one of its officers, Sgt. Ryan Hutchins and two divers.
According to a statement posted on the police Facebook page, divers found something that looked like a tombstone or tombstone while diving on the Etowa River.
They called 9-1-1 to hand it over to the police.
Sgt. Hutchins responded to the call and was excited by the diver when he refused to provide his name in the case report.
An edited video of the interaction has been posted to YouTube and has been viewed approximately 2,800 times in the last 6 days.
According to their statement, the Roman police station reviewed the video and Sgt. Hutchins acted in a non-professional way. They say they have dealt with it administratively and have been disciplined.
The statement is also Sgt. Hutchins is a 17-year veteran in this division with an excellent track record of service. He reportedly admitted that he should have handled the situation better and said he learned from his mistakes.
Police apologize to the community and state that it is their policy to treat citizens with respect and politeness.
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