A suburban Chicago cop is under investigation after video surfaced showing the officer allegedly playing video poker while driving on a snowy street in his patrol car.
“Due to the seriousness of this incident, the Bolingbrook Police Department has placed this under an internal investigation,” police Lt. Mike Rompa told the Sun-Times Wednesday.
Rompa declined to tell Bolingbrook Patch how long the investigation will take or the exact nature of how the officer was identified.
In the video titled "Cop Plays Video Poker on His Laptop While Driving: Witness," the officer in a Bolingbrook police car can be seen driving, with something poker-like on the computer screen directly to his side.
"I was the one to capture this video in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle. He was driving and trying to play video poker at the same time while road conditions were already treacherous," reads the description of the footage from the witness who shot the video Saturday and uploaded it Tuesday.
"Mr. Bolingbrook policeman ... patrolling real hard. He’s going to be so happy when this goes on Facebook," the witness says during the video. "There you go. Video poker. That’s what they’re doing. Good job.”