AKRON, Ohio — A member of the Akron Police Department has been suspended 90 days and lost his rank as a lieutenant following accusations he engaged in sexual activity while on duty.
Following an internal investigation, the department chose to discipline Edward Patalon, formerly a lieutenant, for actions that brought "dishonor" to the force. Officials have not yet specified just what Patalon was accused of doing, but officials were harsh in their criticism of the 23-year Akron veteran.
"When this officer engaged in this unacceptable behavior, he did not hold himself to this standard, and his actions were not in alignment with the principles and values of our agency," Chief Steve Mylett said in a statement. "As a direct result of his actions, he was held accountable and severely disciplined."
3News expects to receive more information on the allegations and investigation against Patalon later this week. The department further said their "commitment remains to hold ourselves to the highest standards of accountability."