published Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Police Briefs: Officer gets week off without pay

Officer gets week off without pay

A Chattanooga police officer who was arrested after he pulled a Taser on an Ooltewah man following a road rage incident was given a week off from work without pay and ordered to undergo anger management classes, according to police.

Officer Gregory Chambers, 37, appeared before Judge Clarence Shattuck and shook hands with the man, Shawn Smith. Shattuck dismissed the case stemming from the Nov. 19 incident.

However, internal affairs investigators found Chambers broke department policy with his arrest.

Both men told the court no blows were exchanged and no weapons were fired in the assault.

Deputies seek missing man

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a 62-year-old man who was last seen Monday.

James L. McNeese is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He is balding and wears glasses.

McNeese was last seen at a home in the 4000 block of Anderson Pike on Signal Mountain. Deputies conducted a land search Friday in hopes of finding him.

Anyone with any information can contact the sheriff’s office at 423-209-8940 or the sheriff’s dispatcher at 423-622-0022.

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