An East Ridge advisory council heard the case of a police officer who was fired for having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old high school student, even though he did not do anything illegal.

Former officer Adam Rose is appealing his termination.

It all started earlier this year when Rose was placed on administrative leave during an internal affairs investigation into his relationship with a teenager he met while working at Food City.

Rose was a part-time security officer and the girl was a cashier.

The two reportedly met before she turned 18, but Channel 3 was told the relationship did not begin until a few months after her 18th birthday.

Rose was cleared from his initial investigation but was told the relationship was morally wrong.

The council will use the evidence heard on Monday morning to make a recommendation on the future of Rose’s career.

The council has 10 days to make that recommendation to city officials.

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