The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Chattanooga Police Officer for allegations of sexual assault while on duty.
According to CPD, on Wednesday, March 30, they received a complaint alleging inappropriate sexual behavior and sexual assault while on duty by a “probationary officer.”
News 12 is withholding the officer’s name because no criminal charges have been filed. However, we can confirm the officer has been on the force exactly one month.
Chief Fred Fletcher immediately ordered the officer relieved of duty and ordered an Internal Affairs investigation, according to CPD. The officer has been relieved from duty and, per policy, is on administrative leave, they said.
CPD says the Chief contacted General Neal Pinkston to request an independent criminal investigation by TBI.
“At this time no additional details or comments will be released or made concerning this active investigation and such requests should be referred to TBI until the conclusion of their criminal investigation,” CPD Public Information Officer Kyle Miller told News 12 in an email.