Officials in Southern View aren’t saying much about their decision to hire… and later fire… a former Springfield cop who left his previous job under a cloud.
Zeid Langan was hired as a part-time Southern View officer in February, but was dismissed a month later, reportedly for failing to follow police procedure. A village trustee declined to elaborate. The state’s attorney’s office is investigating an incident involving a Southern View officer, but also declined to provide additional details.
Langan spent several years as a Springfield cop, but resigned in 2008 after being accused of engaging in a sex act with a woman outside his squad car in a city park.