Two Janesville police officers have been suspended without pay for an incident involving intoxicants while in Arizona representing the department, according to a release.
Janesville police said Officer Chad Sullivan and Officer Bradley Rau were sent to Flagstaff, Arizona, at the end of July to attend a Police Explorers conference to recruit minority candidates for police department employment.
Before the conference began, Sullivan was arrested by the Flagstaff Police Department on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, police said in a release. Sullivan was off-duty and driving a rental vehicle paid for by department funds.
Before driving the vehicle, Sullivan consumed intoxicants, officials said. Sullivan then drove the vehicle while intoxicated.
“Officer Rau knew, or should have known, of Officer Sullivan’s intoxicated state and failed to stop Officer Sullivan from operating the vehicle and elected to be a passenger in the vehicle,” the release said.
Sullivan will be suspended 20 days without pay, officials said. Rau will be suspended 10 days without pay. Both officers have also agreed to attend an alcohol assessment. Their overnight city-funded travel will also be limited, and they agreed to public disclosure of the incident.