By Ashley Silver
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LA VERGNE, Tenn. — A Tennessee police chief was fired this week as a result of the department’s ongoing sex scandal investigation.
Five La Vergne officers were fired in January after allegedly having sex on and off duty with each other, sending nude photos of themselves to other officers, failing to disclose relations to HR and lying about their actions during the investigation.
According to a press release from the city, which was shared by WKRN News, third-party investigators concluded that Police Chief Burrel Davis “was aware of the sexual misconduct within his department and never reported or disciplined any of the officers involved.” The investigator also alleges that Davis impeded the initial investigation.
Davis was originally placed on administrative leave after the city was notified of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint, but was then fired hours later.
The chief previously released a statement condemning the alleged actions of the officers involved, saying: “I want to be clear that the actions of a few do not represent this department as a whole.”
Deputy Chief Brent Hatcher has been named as interim police chief.
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