By Sara Brown -
Revere Police Sgt. Jeffrey Langone is under investigation after allegedly sleeping during part of his shift, which was publicized on the WBZ-TV I-Team broadcast last week.
Chief Joseph Cafarelli will conduct the internal investigation and give mayor dan rizzo a recommendation for disciplinary action. Afterwards, Rizzo will conduct his own investigation and decide how to handle the matter.
This comes after WBZ’s I-Team investigated Langone since the beginning of March. They reported that he would often sleep at his parent’s house during the graveyard shift while he was on the clock.
According to WBZ, when reporters tried to talk to Langone as he left his parent’s house at the end of his shift two weeks ago he ran back inside. Allegedly, he later snuck out a back door and drove away, saying nothing to reporters.
“There is no excuse that I could give you that would justify that behavior,” Cafarelli said.
Cafarelli said he will now be doing mileage checks at the end of every shift and is installing GPS units in all police cruisers.
“It should be clear to anyone working in this administration, in any capacity, that we expect people to do their jobs. Anything less is a breach of the public trust which we have tried so hard to earn.” Rizzo said in a statement.
Last week, the mayor and police chief met at length with Langone in executive session with the city council – which is closed to the press and public.
This wouldn’t be the first time that the city had addressed insubordination within the ranks of the police department. As recently as two years ago, the I-Team caught Officer Michael Mullin spending his shifts at his North Revere home. Following a hearing with Mayor Thomas Ambrosino, Mullin was allowed to remain on the force.
There is no word yet on what kind of disciplinary action Langone is expected to face.