Appropriate action ? As long as it was just an open container of alcohol and he wasn't drinking it in a county police vehicle....Maybe the officer was showing the K-9 what one looked and smelled like.
The other conclusion is that it was a case of drinking on duty, in which case I know what would happen to an employee of mine, since the personnel policy clearly prohibits it. These days there are too many means to snitch you out...You are better off just adhering to the policy until off duty.
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