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Cleveland police officer resigns following allegations of unacceptable behavior

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Mar 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-05 11:00:03-05

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police officer has resigned after being placed on restrictive duty following allegations that he gave privileged information to individuals suspected of illegal drug activity, according to a news release from the city of Cleveland.

The officer, Noel Hernandez, was hired in 2014. He resigned Thursday before facing a disciplinary hearing, the city said.

Hernandez was accused of "behavior not acceptable of a police officer" for alleged ethics violations and breaking the department's manual of rules, according to the city.

"An internal investigation was conducted by the Cleveland Division of Police Internal Affairs Unit. After the improper conduct was discovered, Hernandez was placed on restricted duty with no contact with the public," the city stated. "The facts of the case were submitted to the City of Cleveland Prosecutor for review and it was determined that there was not sufficient evidence to proceed with criminal charges."

Hernandez was most recently assigned to the basic patrol in Cleveland's Second District.

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