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Cincinnati Police Officer Under Investigation Over Fake Substation

CINCINNATI (UPI) — A Cincinnati police officer is being investigated for allegedly setting up a fake police substation in an apartment building, police said.

Marti Burcham, the manager of French Quarter apartments, said she was approached by a police officer several months ago and was asked if she would like to set up a police substation inside an apartment, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati reported.

Burcham said she agreed because she thought having extra police presence in the are would be nice.

“Two weeks later, he came back and said, ‘yes, we were approved’ and we had to furnish an apartment and the electricity,” Burcham said. “I saw him move stuff in — a computer and stuff like that — and he hung the sign on the window, so I thought it was all perfectly legit.”

However, Burcham later found out that the substation was not what she thought it was.

“The police came and said that they wanted to see the apartment and inspect it,” Burcham said. “[They asked me] how did we get chosen and later on that day they came back and talked to me again and I found out at that time it was not a substation.”

The officer who approached Burcham is now under investigation, but no charges have been filed. His name was not reported.

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