published Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Fort Oglethorpe City Council ousts Charles Sharrock

Fort Oglethorpe city council member Charles Sharrock reads documents today during a meeting of Fort Oglethorpe city council members. Three women testified that Sharrock had inappropriately hugged them while they were doing their jobs.
Fort Oglethorpe city council member Charles Sharrock reads documents today during a meeting of Fort Oglethorpe city council members. Three women testified that Sharrock had inappropriately hugged them while they were doing their jobs.
Photo by Angela Lewis.

The Fort Oglethorpe City Council today voted to oust Councilman Charles Sharrock after hearing allegations of sexual harassment against him.

At a morning hearing, the council heard testimony from a detective who accused Sharrock of sexual harassment. She said she had felt intimidated after she complained about his behavior.

Fort Oglethorpe Detective Tammy Davis accused Sharrock in October of rubbing her back and kissing her on the cheek at the police station.

Davis is the third female employee to complain about Sharrock since 2008.

Sharrock had served five years on the council and was in his second term of office.

The City Council is holding a grievance hearing today at City Hall. The meeting room is packed with officers and city employees.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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