Struthers officer suspended after recording of inappropriate language surfaced
A Struthers officer has been suspended after an audio recording surfaced online of him using "inappropriate language," according to a disciplinary letter from Chief Tim Roddy.
Officer Michael Trolio is suspended for 10 days without pay and must attend sensitivity training after the audio came to light.
Chief Roddy wrote that the language used in the audio recording was not acceptable for a Struthers Police Department employee and added it's especially troubling in light of recent national events.
"Your choice of words has resulted in negative public comments about you and may adversely affect the public's perception of the entire department," Roddy wrote.
Trolio must also write an apology, specifying the reason as to why such language should not be used by a police officer.
According to Roddy, Trolio did not have a history of disciplinary action. Trolio served at the department for 14 years as a part-time officer. He was promoted to full time in 2013.
Roddy made the disciplinary action effective on June 5.
Struthers Mayor Cat Cercone Miller told 21 News she's aware of the situation and said it's not a reflection of the Struthers community.