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UPDATE: Chattanooga cop terminated after being accused of sexual assault

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CPD officer Alexander Ego. CPD officer Alexander Ego.
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UPDATE: Chattanooga Police Chief, Fred Fletcher has terminated Probationary Officer, Alexander Ego, who is accused of sexually assaulting a person while on duty. 

CPD says since there is an active criminal investigation concerning Alexander Ego's behavior they will not provide any additional details at this time. 

Stay with Channel 3 as this story develops.


PREVIOUS STORY: Last September, Alexander Ego was sworn in as one of Chattanooga's newest police officers. Six months later, the probationary officer is now on administrative leave after being accused of sexual assault while on duty.

Ego is referred to as a probationary officer because he's been on the force for less than a year.

The Chattanooga Police Department received a complaint on Wednesday, claiming Ego engaged in "inappropriate sexual behavior and sexual assault" while he was working.

Chief Fred Fletcher immediately relieved Ego of duty, ordered an internal affairs investigation and contacted District Attorney General Neal Pinkston to request an independent criminal investigation by the TBI.

Details of what took place during the alleged sexual assault have not been released.

Special agents with the TBI are investigating the claim to see if Ego broke the law, but it could be some time before we know what the future holds for the probationary officer's job.

Internal affairs investigations are a seven-step process. They're typically put on hold until the findings of TBI's criminal investigations are released.


PREVIOUS STORY: Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior and sexual assault while on duty by Probationary Officer Alexander Ego.

The department received a complaint earlier this week and notified District Attorney General Neal Pinkston's office, which in turn, requested the TBI's involvement.

Chief Fletcher immediately ordered Ego relieved of duty and ordered an Internal Affairs investigation. The probationary officer has been relieved from duty and, per policy, is on administrative leave, according to CPD spokesman Kyle Miller.

The incident allegedly occurred on March 25th, while the officer was on duty. 

Stay with Channel 3 and WRCBtv.com for more on this developing story.

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