CLEVELAND - A Cleveland police officer suspended for not checking on a down power line is facing new administrative charges.
Officer Gary Steigelmeyer made comments on his Facebook page possibly in violation of the department’s social media policy, a mayor’s office spokeswoman said. A hearing date has not been set.
Steigelmeyer came under fire because he was asked to check on a down power line on East 130th street and Iroquois Avenue in November. The officer said he saw a down telephone line.
Later that day, 12-year-old Gasia Thomas touched the wire and was shocked. Her family filed a lawsuit against the city.
Steigelmeyer was suspended for 20 days without pay for that incident.
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