Warren cop probed over comments to reporter

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Warren Patrolman Jeff Hoolihan

Staff report


Patrolman Jeff Hoolihan is the subject of an internal-affairs investigation over statements he is thought to have made last week to a television news reporter.

Hoolihan also was named in a lawsuit last week accusing him of improperly ordering black boys age 7, 9, and 10 to the ground at gunpoint a year ago.

Police Chief Tim Bowers ordered Sgt. Jeff Cole, the Warren Police Department internal-affairs officer, to determine whether Hoolihan violated departmental policy last week.

The allegation is that Hoolihan told a WFMJ-TV reporter about an investigation he had worked on that involved a city worker accused of having pornography on a city-owned computer.

WFJM’s website says Hoolihan told WFMJ he told city officials in 2009 that a water-department employee had photos of nude women on his computer, but city officials did nothing about it.

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