NORCROSS, Ga. — Investigators say a now ex-officer ran background checks on a woman that he had paid for sex.
Channel 2 Action News has learned that Kevin Day was fired from another department a few years ago for another sex-related allegation at a Walmart.
Norcross’ police chief told Channel 2′s Tony Thomas that there are absolutely no excuses for Day’s actions.
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Records indicate Day’s most recent charges all started at a Dollar Tree in Norcross.
Investigators say he solicited and paid a woman for sex.
Warrants say two and a half weeks later, Day met the same woman at a motel and again solicited her and paid her for sex.
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Nine months later, investigators say Day used a law enforcement only database to get the woman’s criminal history.
The sheriff’s office apparently recently received a tip about an officer picking up prostitutes and tracked Day down.
He was fired Jan. 7 and criminally charged Tuesday.
Thomas’ investigation shows Day had trouble before in Duluth where he was an officer for just 16 months.
Commanders fired him after allegations of sexual battery against a Walmart employee. There was also surveillance video from that shoplifting call.
Records show he denied the allegations but was fired.
Day’s police certification was put on probation for two years. He was later hired by the Norcross Police Department.
“That’s crazy. I’m glad they locked him up,” one woman told Thomas.
Those 2015 charges against Day were eventually dismissed after he completed a pre-trial diversion program.
Norcross leaders say this is an ongoing case and they can’t talk about it.
Day is currently out of jail on bond.
Thomas attempted to talk to Day on Wednesday, but could not be reached.
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