Chief of police fired after police officer sacked for sleeping with six of her co-workers
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The police chief of La Vergne Police Department has been sacked following an investigation into officer Maegan Hall, who had performed sexual acts with co-workers while on duty.
Chief Burrel 'Chip' Davis stood down from his position this week after third-party investigators found that he had been aware of the sexual misconduct going on in his department, but did nothing about it.
As well as Maegan Hall, 26, at least five other cops from La Vergne Police Department have been let go after it was reported that they had been having sex with Hall either on or off duty, and exchanging explicit pictures.
In December 2022, and internal investigation was launched into Maegan's alleged sexual misconduct with other officers.
Officer Juan Lugo-Perez, Sgt. Henry Ty McGowan, Sgt. Lewis Powell and Detective Seneca Shields were among the male officers involved in the scandal.
According to the allegations made during the investigation, Maegan had been 'engaged in a sexual relationship' with two of the officers 'while on duty and inside city owned property'.
Now, a third-party investigator has concluded that Police Chief Davis was not only aware of the sexual misconduct, but tried to put off the original investigation into Hall and her co-workers.
A statement from the city also claims that Davis 'permitted - if not encouraged - conduct potentially contrary to state and federal law.'
Davis will be temporarily replaced by Deputy Chief Brent Hatcher while the city looks for a more permanent replacement.
Commenting on the latest development in the dramatic La Vergne PD scandal Mayor Jason Cole said: "There aren’t words to describe the disappointment and frustration felt by myself and other city leaders.
"Officers are held to a higher standard, even more so is their chief."
He continued: "We take the health, safety, and well-being of every employee at La Vergne extremely seriously and a culture similar to the one uncovered in these investigations is not acceptable.
"We will continue to do what needs to be done in order to do what’s right for our officers, our city employees, and our community."
The original investigation into officer Maegan Hall claims that she had engaged in a three-way with officer Patrick Magliocco and his wife - though she denies this.
It also found that Hall had performed oral sex on sergeant Powell both 'in the Police Gym and behind the Police Station,' while he was on duty.
Hall initially denied any wrongdoing, though later admitted to sending nude images to some officers and having sexual relations with others.