New Bedford officer denies Internet posting
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- A veteran New Bedford police officer has denied posting a picture of himself in uniform on the Internet seeking female companionship.
But more ads have recently surfaced on the networking site My Yearbook.
Mayor Scott Lang said an investigation will be conducted to determine whether Officer Norman Duchesneau violated department policy.
The first picture of Duchesneau was posted on Craigslist.com under "casual encounters" in August and asks "Do you have a cop fantasy?" It shows him sitting in a cruiser, apparently taking a picture of himself. His shoulder patch designating his department cannot be seen.
Police Lt. Jeffrey Silva confirms it is a city officer, but says it is unclear who posted the photo.
Duchesneau, who has been with the department since 1986, tells WJAR-TV that he did not post the picture. He remains on active duty.
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