Henry Co. officers demoted, fired over misconduct

by: Rachel Stockman Updated:


HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Six Henry County police officers were disciplined Thursday morning for misconduct on and off the job.

"The three supervisors were demoted and three officers were terminated," said Maj. Jason Bolton with the Henry County Police Department.

The discipline comes after a lengthy internal affairs investigation.

"I want to stress that there is nothing criminal as far as the investigation, no allegations of criminal activity, it is all simply conduct issues," Bolton said.

Bolton would not reveal what the alleged misconduct entailed, but sources tell Channel 2's Rachel Stockman that the allegations surround sexual acts, both on and off duty.

Five male officers and one female officer received discipline. Five of them range in time from 2 years to 4 years with the department. One is a 16-year veteran.

"Several of these individuals are very well-liked, well thought of by their peers," Bolton said.

The internal investigation found that some of the officers violated a policy which says, "Employees will not act in an official or private capacity in such a manner as to bring discredit upon the Department or upon themselves. Such conduct is unbecoming and prohibited."

The names of the officers are not being released at this time.

"Out of respect for the employees and their families who, some of these people haven't even revealed to their families what is gone on, we are not able to release information on that at this time," Bolton said.

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