Clayton County officer records video while driving cruiser

Facebook Logo on laptop computer screen graphic
Facebook Logo on laptop computer screen graphic

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Clayton County police are investigating reports that an officer recorded a Facebook video while driving, in violation of the law.

Media outlets report that officer Anthony Walker posted the 10-second video to his private Facebook account over the weekend. The video shows Walker in uniform while apparently driving in his police car, saying that driving while using Facebook is illegal.

Clayton County Police Chief Michael Register says Walker has admitted to the video and apologized. He says the department is investigating possible departmental violations Walker may have committed.

Register did not speculate on what, if any, disciplinary action Walker may face.

Under state law, officers are allowed to use their phones from behind the wheel, so long as it pertains to their job duties. A similar fine for motorists is $150.

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