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JPD Officer Suspended, Caught on Camera with Woman Instead of Patrolling

JACKSON, Tenn. - A Jackson Police Department patrol officer has been suspended after in-car video logs reportedly showed him out of his district with a woman while he was supposed to be on patrol.

According to authorities, Officer Robert Groves was suspended to ten days following a disciplinary hearing, Tuesday.

Investigators found that Officer Groves had not classified a video that had been uploaded from his patrol unit. Department personnel reviewed the unclassified video in accordance with departmental procedures.

Police department officials stated that Officer Groves was found to have left his patrol area to meet with an unknown woman twice on September 28. In the video, officials stated that Officer Groves was seated in his patrol car while the woman stood outside the vehicle's closed door on both occasions.

Through an open window, the pair allegedly had conversations about sexual related topics. The recorded conversations led supervisors to believe that physical contact of some type may have also occurred.