RINGGOLD, Ga. — Ringgold Police Department Sgt. Tom Evans was fired Friday following an internal investigation into a citizen complaint.
Evans had been on paid administrative leave for about two weeks during the investigation, Police Chief Dan Bilbrey said.
The investigation revealed that Evans had failed to follow departmental policies, Bilbrey wrote in a two-paragraph news release.
Bilbrey declined to comment further.
Evans first was hired as a Ringgold police officer in March, 2003. He left in November 2008 to work for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.
He was rehired by Ringgold in May 2009.
Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...