Ten police officers from Ohio have been reprimanded after a video surfaced online showing one of them dunking his head into a five-gallon bucket of urine on a dare.
An investigation by the Mentor Police Department has revealed that Officer Phil Croucher, a 16-year veteran on the force, was off duty when he carried out the stomach-churning stunt before a Cleveland Browns game on October 14
The video of the act shows Croucher taking off his shirt, with his nine colleagues and other people cheering him on, and plunging his head deep into the urine-filled container.
In return, each of the officer’s co-workers present paid Croucher $50 for the dare totaling $450.
'The fact money was collected for this “dare,” should not detract from [Croucher] assuming final responsibility for this poor decision,' wrote Lt Tom Powers.
Mentor Police Chief Daniel Llewellyn described Croucher as ‘an exceptional’ officer whose official file includes at least 14 documents commending him for excellent work, including some from Secret Service and the FBI, WTSP reported.
Croucher will be suspended two days, with one day held in abeyance upon completion of an alcohol evaluation the cost of which will be covered by the City of Mentor.
Croucher could cut the duration of his suspension by half if he attends the evaluation and has no similar conduct for a year, according to Patch Mentor.