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.
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