A Nebraska Police Officer has been Accused of Buying Alcohol for a Teen

A Lincoln police officer has been accused of buying alcohol for his teenage girlfriend. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that Officer Scott Bierle was cited with procuring alcohol for a minor. The 26-year-old has been placed on modified duty and has a court date set for Feb. 13. Sheriff Terry Wagner says the police department asked his office to investigate the allegations.

Sheriff Wagner says investigators determined Bierle bought alcohol for his 19-year-old girlfriend at a bar on in mid December. The teen was also ticketed on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol. Bierle has been with the Lincoln department since December 2015.