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Police officers sacked after admitting to sexual encounters while on duty

Dominic Smithers

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Police officers sacked after admitting to sexual encounters while on duty

Featured Image Credit: La Vergne Police Department

A group of police officers have been sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Five cops from La Vergne Police Department in Tennessee have been relieved of their duties after it was reported that they were having sex on duty and sending explicit images to one another.

At the centre of the scandal is officer Maegan Hall, who is said to have had affairs with a number of her colleagues including sergeant Lewis Powell, officer Larry Holladay, officer Juan Lugo, sergeant Ty McGowan, and detective Seneca Shields.

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In a report following an internal investigation by the police department, it states that Hall also had a three-way with officer Patrick Magliocco and his wife - though she denied this.

Officer Maegan Hall was found to have had a number of affairs with her colleagues. Credit: La Vergne Police Department
Officer Maegan Hall was found to have had a number of affairs with her colleagues. Credit: La Vergne Police Department

The group's sexual escapades are said to have taken place at hotels and people's homes, though Hall also performed oral sex on sergeant Powell and detective Shields while on duty, the investigations claims.

It says: "Shields confirmed that Hall had given him a blowjob in the Police Gym behind the Police Station.

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"Shields told [director of Human Resources Andrew] Patton that he was on‐duty at the time of the incident and he went back to his desk when finished to end his day."

During a separate incident, it's claimed that Hall allegedly had vodka 'poured down her throat' by Magliocco at a 'hot tub party' on sergeant Eric Staats' boat.

Hall performed oral sex on sergeant Lewis Powell while on duty. Credit: La Vergne Police Department
Hall performed oral sex on sergeant Lewis Powell while on duty. Credit: La Vergne Police Department

"Magliocco said that Staats, himself, [Lieutenant David] Durham and Hall were in the hot tub when Hall’s top came off revealing her breast. Magliocco said that Staats helped Hall put her top back on," the report says.

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Hall then went to the restroom with Magliocco, where she asked him if he 'wanted to f**k' before giving him oral sex when they left the boat.

As part of the investigation, Hall is also said to have sent a numerous pornographic images to her colleagues, with male officers responding by sending 'explicit images' back to Hall.

As a result, K-9 officer Holladay and patrol officer Gavin Schoeberl were suspended and charged with sexual harassment.

Officer Magliocco, who reported that he had concerns over Hall's drinking and her mental health, was also suspended.

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Detective Seneca Shields was also dismissed as part of the investigation. Credit: La Vergne Police Department
Detective Seneca Shields was also dismissed as part of the investigation. Credit: La Vergne Police Department

Despite being mentioned in the report, both Durham and Staats have denied having any kind of inappropriate relationship with Hall.

The investigation also found that both Hall and McGowan had allegedly met up before she began working on the force. It states that she and he husband went round to McGowan's home with another woman.

The report states that both Hall and the other woman then proceeded to take their clothes off.

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It says: "Hall’s husband got upset. During that visit, McGowan admitted to taking out his penis with Hall in the room and taking a photo of it. He sent that photo to Hall."

Officer Larry Holladay was suspended after admitting to having an affair with Hall. Credit: La Vergne Police Department
Officer Larry Holladay was suspended after admitting to having an affair with Hall. Credit: La Vergne Police Department

A fellow employee also alleged that they saw McGowan choking another colleague.

Officer Hall initially denied any wrongdoing, though later admitted to 'sending nude images to other officers on shift including Holladay, Magliocco, and officer Schoeberl'.

She also later admitted to having sexual relations with Magliocco, Lugo, Powell and McGowan.

Hall, Powell, and Lugo, as well as sergeant McGowan and detective Seneca Shields were sacked following the revelations.

Topics: News, US News, Police

Dominic Smithers
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