The officer was on-duty when the incident happened and he has been charged accordingly. According to reports, the policeman was investigating a citizen complaint at approximately 2:20 a.m. on the morning of the 23rd in the 1400 block of 18th Street SE when he was discovered by a supervisor.
“During the investigation, the supervisor detected the odor of alcohol. Field sobriety tests were conducted, which confirmed the officer was under the influence,” D.C. police said in a statement.
The officer is a four-year police department veteran and is now being investigated by the police departments internal affairs division. In the meantime, police have stated that his powers have been revoked.
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