Officer Stephen Bergren is being investigated by the Tarpon Springs Police Department because of some suggestive photos on his Facebook page, WTSP 10 News reports.
Two images were discovered on the officer's page. One was of Officer Bergren holding what WTSP said appeared to be a sex toy at the crotch of his pants and into the mouth of his K-9 dog. In the photo, Bergren is in full uniform and standing in front of a Tarpon Springs Police Department cruiser.
The second image is from 1963, according to WTSP, and shows a K-9 officer's dog attacking a 15-year-old African-American.
According to WTSP, when asked about the photos, Tarpon Springs Police Chief Robert Kochen initially said there was nothing wrong with the photos and that the news organization was making a big deal out of it.
After being informed that WTSP was going to ask locals what they thought of the pictures, the department revealed that it would conduct an investigation, the station reports.
See what local citizens had to say about the images in the complete video fromWTSP.