CLEVELAND - Cleveland Police confirm to the FOX 8 I TEAM an internal investigation into the patrolman’s union president wearing his uniform to a recent rally for Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.
The chief’s office says the Inspections Unit has opened an investigation involving Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis.
Loomis says he went to the rally in uniform, but he didn’t go on duty, and he didn’t go in a city car.
The union has also recently faced questions from the community after voting to endorse Trump. The police union believes he would be the best in the White House for law enforcement.
As for the uniform issue, Loomis emailed a statement. He said,
"We all wore our uniforms every day of the RNC (Republican National Convention) and took pictures and video with Mr. Trump, a host of Republican politicians, supporters and media, both on- and off-duty. The men and women of the CPPA represented the City of Cleveland on an international stage in grand fashion. I went to this event in my official capacity as the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association."
The findings of the internal review would be referred to the Chief’s office for a decision about whether or not there should be any discipline.