Basehor officer still on duty after DUI arrest
A Basehor police officer who was arrested for a DUI on Oct. 5 is still on duty in the Basehor Police Department.
Officer Justin Self was off duty in Gardner when arrested. His court case was continued to April 9.
Police Chief Lloyd Martley said his department took appropriate administrative actions after Self’s arrest.
Although Self’s traffic case has yet to go to trial, Martley said the administrative aspects of the case have already been decided, namely whether Self’s license would be suspended or an ignition interlock device mandated, which would have made his employment with the department impossible.
Martley said his department had taken actions to reprimand Self, but he would not say what those actions were.
“We are satisfied that all obligations were met, and he is still employed,” Martley said.
Martley said Self would not comment on the incident.
Gary Steed, executive director of Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, said he could not comment on whether an officer would necessarily be dismissed for such an incident, without seeing the case.
The Sentinel was recently alerted to Self’s arrest by an anonymous tip.