BOARDMAN - A Warren city police officer jailed in Mahoning County last week for failing to comply with the requirements of his probation is facing possible disciplinary action at work.
Jeffrey Miller, of Mineral Ridge, appeared in Boardman Court on Tuesday after spending several days in the Mahoning County Jail.
According to court records in Mahoning County, a bench warrant was issued for Miller on Nov. 13 after he failed to comply with a March 20 court order. That order required Miller to attend a 28-day alcohol program and undergo alcohol / drug counseling.
His attorney, Lynn Sfara Bruno, said he was sentenced to five days in jail, but the judge gave him credit for time served.
He was expected to be released from jail late Tuesday.
"We plan to work hard to be in compliance with the court," she said on behalf of her client.
Boardman police took Miller into custody Thursday after he presented himself to officers, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Lt. Dan Mason of the Warren City Police Department's Internal Affairs Division, said that his department is aware of the allegations against Miller and is conducting its own investigation into the matter. He said that once that investigation is completed it will be handed over to Warren police Chief Timothy Bowers. In Warren, the police chief determines what, if any, disciplinary action is to be levied against his staff.
"The investigation is ongoing and we're in the process of reviewing everything," Mason said.
In 2011, the Ohio State Highway Patrol charged Miller with operating a vehicle under the influence. Initially he pleaded not guilty, but later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless operation.
Miller, who was hired by Warren in November 1995, was off the job in October 2010 after being charged with domestic violence. Because a temporary protection order was issued against him, he wasn't able to work as he was barred from carrying a firearm under the order.
Previously, in June 2002, it was determined that Miller accidentally shot fellow police officer Benjamin Harrell twice in the leg when the two responded to a burglary call. However, after an internal investigation it was found that Miller was not criminally negligent.