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Several police officers have been fired and suspended over an alleged sordid sex scandal that has rocked a suburban town in Tennessee. Five officers from the La Vergne Police Department were fired over accusations of unreported sexual relationships, having sex on duty, and sexual harassment by sending pornographic photos and videos.
WTVF reported that five La Vergne Police Department officers were terminated: Patrol Officer Maegan Hall, Patrol Officer Juan Lugo Perez, Sgt. Lewis Powell, Detective Seneca Shields, and Sgt. Henry Ty McGowan. Three officers were suspended: K-9 Officer Larry Holladay, Patrol Officer Patrick Magliocco, and Patrol Officer Gavin Schoeberl.
An internal investigation claimed that some of the officers engaged in a “Girls Gone Wild” hot tub party on the houseboat of La Vergne Police Sgt. Eric Staats. During the party, Hall allegedly took off her top and exposed her breasts.
The report stated that Officer Hall had "intimate relationships" with fellow cops, including Holladay, Powell, Lugo, McGowan, Shields, and a threesome with Magliocco and his wife. None of the sexual relationships were reported to the department located 20 miles outside Nashville.
Hall performed oral sex on Powell and Shields at the police station and in the department's gym while the officers were on duty, according to the internal report, released on Dec. 28.
Magliocco told Director of Human Resources Andrew Patton that Hall kissed his wife at a party. Hall's husband was said to seem "upset."
"The next day on‐shift, Magliocco asked Hall about the husband’s reaction, since Magliocco was under the impression from Hall that her marriage was open as well," the report said. "Hall said, 'He really wasn’t on board.'"
The report stated, "Magliocco told Patton that he was aware of Hall and Sgt. Powell. Magliocco said that Hall had told him about Powell’s 'big black d***.'"
Magliocco claimed that Hall asked to borrow $50 so that she could get a hotel room without her husband finding out.
The officers were also accused of exchanging nude photos and videos.
"Pornography and offensive pictures in the workplace are forms of sexual harassment," the report stated. "These items are offensive, inappropriate, and can lead to a hostile work environment for other employees."
The New York Post reported, "Lugo, Powell, and Shields were also dismissed for violating police procedure and lying during the investigation, along with McGowan — who had been witnessed choking an HR employee."
La Vergne Police Department Chief Chip Davis said, "The actions of a few do not represent the entire department."
La Vergne Mayor Jason Cole issued a statement regarding the "unacceptable" sex scandal, "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."
Newly elected La Vergne Alderman Kara Hobbs told WTVF, "Shocked and overall disappointed with our police department and what's happened."
"It's been really frustrating from a leadership standpoint to have citizen questions, and I'm learning the details right along with the general public," Hobbs added.
The Rutherford County district attorney said there was no evidence of criminal activity, but the accusations are still being monitored.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.