Exclusive: Deputies Caught Sleeping on the Job

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - 19 Action News has some pictures that are both exclusive and explosive.

Deputies that are paid to protect you are caught sleeping on the job!

The pictures were taken out in the open and questions from 19 Action News have sparked an internal investigation.

An anonymous tipster sent the pictures to 19 Action News reporter Ed Gallek.

The photos show four Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Deputies fast asleep.

The pictures were taken on the overnight shift at the front desk of the Justice Center.

So what did fellow deputy Stacy Jarrell have to say when we showed him the pictures?

"We...ah shift changed, I mean ah 12-hour shift and I'm trying to get used to it. It's a change. I mean, I never worked 12-hour shifts."

The boss, Sheriff Bob Reid was not happy at all when he saw the pictures.

"We're down approximately 18 deputies over the last 18 months from retirements from whatever the issues may be. We're trying to be efficient and this is not efficiency."

"We gotta see the entirety of the situation before we decide what we're gonna do and how we're gonna discipline," said Sheriff Bob Reid.

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