- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ERIE, PA. (AP) - A Pennsylvania police officer has been suspended without pay for mocking a homicide victim in a barroom recording posted on YouTube.

Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott said Tuesday that Officer James Cousins II is suspended for 10 days. He must also undergo alcohol counseling and a fitness-for-duty evaluation.

The mother of the homicide victim has called for Cousins’ resignation. Yvette Jennings says Cousins tainted the memory of her son, Rondale Jennings Sr.

Cousins is on the video joking about Jennings’ shooting death and mocking his mother’s reaction.

The officer has not responded to messages left by reporters.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

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