Officer had felony conviction in Norway
A newly hired Cleveland police officer is on restricted duty after officials found out he served prison time for a felony conviction in Norway, officials said.
Cleveland.com reports patrol officer Shawn Simmons, 38, was placed on restricted duty after officials found out about an overseas felony conviction.
Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said overseas convictions don’t immediately show up on the department’s background checks.
She was unable to say how the department learned of his convictions, or what that conviction was for.