- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A municipal judge says Casper police officers gave special treatment to the girlfriend of another police officer during a drunken driving stop in October.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1YeWXjG ) that officers issued the woman a citation and released her to her boyfriend, a sergeant with the Casper Police Department.

Judge Keith Nachbar says the action amounted to special treatment because police do not typically release DUI suspects with only a citation unless there is a medical emergency.

Casper Police Chief Jim Wetzel said Tuesday that his department has begun an internal evaluation to examine whether the officers acted in line with agency policies.

Wetzel says results of the evaluation will not be made public because it involves personnel matters.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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