EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A former East St. Louis police officer who resigned after complaints he was drunk when he responded to a crime scene is now working for the city's park district.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports Ricky Perry will spend the next six months volunteering as a park police officer before becoming a paid officer earning $10 an hour.
In April, Perry said he was forced resign and denied the allegations he was drunk on the job.
The 13-year veteran was placed on leave after a family claimed he was intoxicated and used profane language when he responded to a report that a house had been ransacked and set on fire.
In his new job, Perry will patrol parks. He began work last week.
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