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.