VERMILION, Ohio — A Vermilion police captain was suspended after he wore a pin in support of marijuana legalization on his uniform, FOX 8 reported.
Cpt. Michael Reinheimer posted a picture of the pin to Facebook and wrote that he stands behind his beliefs. The pin read “I support legalize 2016”, a reference to the initiative to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana in the state. Voters rejected the Nov. 3 proposal.
Reinheimer wore the button above his badge while at a annual police auction on Saturday and was placed on administrative leave on Monday.
Mayor Eileen Bulan told FOX 8 that Reinheimer broke department rules by wearing the pin while in uniform.
Reinheimer asked for support from anyone who supports legalization in his Facebook post.
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