A police department in La Vergne, Tennessee fired five officers and suspended three others after a scathing report which detailed wild allegations of sexual escapades, including on-duty sexual activity. A lone female officer, Maeghan Hall, who claimed to be in “an open marriage” was found to have engaged in sexual activity with 6 male officers. Hall and fellow and fellow officers have been accused of accused of illicit behavior that included oral sex at headquarters and a menage a trois.
“This situation is unacceptable and as soon as it was brought to our attention it was immediately investigated and action was taken upon the individuals involved,” Mayor Jason Cole said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.
“Our top priority moving forward will include rebuilding the public’s trust. I have full confidence in the police department’s leadership team and their ability to lead the department. We will be retraining all of our employees in the rules, regulations, and expectations set forth by city leadership.”
The four fired men were Patrol Officer Juan Lugo Perez, Sgt. Lewis Powell, Detective Seneca Shields and Sgt. Henry Ty McGowan. While K-9 officer Larry Holladay, Patrol Officer Patrick Magliocco and Patrol Officer Gavin Schoeberl were reportedly suspended.
The department is down nearly 12% of its officers following the scandal, according to Fox 17 and now employs a total of 60 sworn officers.
Police Chief Burrel “Chip” Davis told Fox Digital that has enough staff to effectively function but must now “rebuild the trust of our citizens and our community.”