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Odessa Police Release Findings Regarding Patrol Units Parked in Handicapped Spots


A picture posted online of an officer parked in a handicap spot got a lot of attention.

It was found on the Odessa and Ector County Trading Post.

You can see that there isn't a visible handicap sign but there is some type of marking on the ground.

The Odessa Police Department looked into the incident and tell NewsWest9 that it is not illegal to park in a handicap spot if there is not a sign posted in front of the spot.

Even if there is a marking on the ground, it is not illegal for an officer or anyone else to park there.

An investigation into another incident a couple weeks ago is now closed.

An officer got performance counseling after he was caught parking in a handicap spot at the Burger King on West County Road.

We're told he took a quick restroom break at the fast food joint.

Police say dash cam video recorded the visit and it only lasted around a minute and half before the officer returned to the car.

The department adds the officer did not stop and buy any food.

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