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Detroit Police probe photo of sleeping officer

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Police officials are investigating an online photograph that apparently shows an officer asleep at the wheel.

The photograph that appears to show a slumbering uniformed officer sitting in a patrol car with closed eyes and mouth agape was published last weekend on the gossip website The photo is captioned, "This is how they gets down in the D."

Police spokesman John Roach says the 8th Precinct patrol officer remains on active duty because it has not been determined whether he was working at the time. The website does not identify who took the photo or when it was taken.

Roach said the photograph represents a "moment in time" and may not offer an accurate portrayal. The officer will be interviewed later this week as part of an ongoing internal affairs investigation.

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