Cobb officer suspended for sending woman explicit photo

The Associated Press – MARIETTA, Ga.

A Cobb County police officer has been suspended for sending an explicit photo of himself to a woman he arrested, although authorities say he did not initiate the exchange.

Officer Roy Collar was suspended from the county police department’s DUI Task Force after officials received a complaint that he sent a photo of his genitals to a woman he arrested on DUI-related charges.

But Officer Wayne Delk, a spokesman for the department, said Collar did not start communicating with the woman. Authorities have not released the woman’s identity. The woman was arrested in the summer.

"She sent a photo of a similar nature as well," Delk said. "There was communication between the two."

Collar and the woman exchanged photos at least once, Delk said.

It isn’t known how long Collar communicated with the woman or if the communication was limited to e-mail or regular mail, Delk said.

The investigation has been finished but details will not be released until the report reaches Police Chief George Hatfield, Delk said.

Hatfield said he should have the report in 10 days. Collar could face suspension without pay or termination if the department takes disciplinary action against him, Hatfield said.

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