A Tennessee police officer who was fired for having sex with a number of different officers says she felt “terrorised,” and blames her superiors for the binge.
Maegan Hall, 26, advised WTVF that she tried repeatedly to defuse her sergeant’s sexual advances on the La Vergne Police Division, however “he wouldn’t take no for a solution.”
The affair with Sgt. Lewis Powell on the job led to sexual encounters with 5 different cops.
Hall, who blamed her erratic behaviour on a failing marriage, claimed she was focused by the division’s all-male second shift and enticed into promiscuity.
“After I was interviewing for the place at La Vergne Police Division, they described the setting as a household,” she advised WTVF. “Nonetheless, whereas I used to be aspiring to guard my neighborhood, the La Vergne Police Division was not defending me.”The sexual escapades price Hall and 4 different cops — together with Police Chief Burrel “Chip” Davis — their jobs; two others have been suspended over the scandal. Davis was accused of being complicit in Hall’s sexual harassment.
“My supervisors labored collectively to make the most of my vulnerabilities and my psychological well being,” Hall stated. “And so they used it for his or her achieve and sexual favor.
“Who do you even flip to when the chief of police is sexually harassing you? How might I get justice when the complete system, together with the chief, not solely condoned such conduct however participated in it?” she stated. “I used to be misplaced and I felt alone.”
Hall, who gave the impression to be studying from ready statements in the course of the TV interview, stated earlier than the story went public, she “obtained harassing and threatening messages on my cellphone day by day. I felt like I used to be terrorized.”
“I had nobody to run to and I had nowhere to go,” she stated.
A spokesperson for town of La Vergne declined to touch upon the case and Hall’s lawsuit this week, telling The Submit officers don’t focus on pending litigation.
“Maegan wasn’t checked out like a rookie cop to be skilled and promoted,” Hall’s lawyer, Wesley Clark, advised WTVF.
“She was checked out like a chunk of meat to be sexualized and exploited.”