BPD officers accused of drinking beer confiscated from minors

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Two police officers in Vermont are accused of drinking beer that they confiscated from minors.

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said Tuesday the officers issued tickets to the minors last month for underage possession of alcohol. The officers then allegedly kept the beer and drank some of it off duty, instead of disposing of it.

The chief assigned the officers to administrative duty at headquarters as the department investigates.

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