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Ga. cop loses job, chief cleared in racial slur probe

A polygraph test suggested that the allegations one cop had made about his chief were made up

By PoliceOne Staff

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A veteran officer lost his job after apparently lying about overhearing his chief making a racial slur about another co-worker. 

Officer Jeff Foxx, an 18-year veteran, resigned Thursday, a day after he failed a polygraph in which he made the statement, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.

“There is no question in my mind the chief never made such a statement,” Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said about Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren, who was cleared of the allegations. 

Foxx had allegedly told Marshal Greg Countryman, who is black, that he had overheard the chief refer to him using a racial slur in a restroom.

Boren welcomed the Mayor’s investigation of the allegations, according to the article.

“I knew it was fabricated from day one,” Boren said. “The only thing I didn’t know was who fabricated it and why they fabricated it. I want to know what the next step is to clear my name.”

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