Hartford, Connecticut, police have launched an internal investigation after a political sticker was spotted on a patrol car.
A photo of an Hartford Police Department cruiser with a "Trump" sticker inside has been circulating on social media.
Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley said in an email that the department's command staff was first made aware of the “irresponsible application” of the sticker on Saturday morning and immediately addressed the issue.
The sticker was removed and an internal investigation will take place, Foley said. He said the officer was counseled on the "critical importance of remaining neutral and impartial."
"I am, and we are, embarrassed and sorry for this lack of professionalism and judgment," Foley said.
The department also reached out directly to many community leaders to apologize.