Photo of off-duty Roanoke police officer possibly sleeping sparks internal investigation

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - An internal investigation is underway after someone snapped a picture of what appears to be a Roanoke police officer asleep inside his patrol car.

The officer was inside his patrol car Sunday in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on Jamison Avenue Southeast, according to a Roanoke Police Department spokesman.

Investigators said the officer was working an off-duty assignment at the Wal-Mart.