Police investigating 2 officer-involved incidents

Police investigating 2 officer-involved incidents

April 25th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga police are investigating two cases involving police officers, including an allegation of officer misconduct.

Officer Jeremy Williams reportedly showed up for a training exercise on April 19 after consuming alcohol, according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary. He has been relieved of duty but is working in a non-official capacity pending the outcome of the investigation, she said.

Since it is an ongoing investigation, few details can be released, she said.

Williams was arrested last year on April 18 after he reportedly was involved in an accident and was intoxicated at the time, Weary said. The case was dismissed in court but he was found guilty of conduct unbecoming a police officer in the internal investigation and was given a letter of reprimand, she said.

In another case, Officer Brian Angel was involved in an assault case that took place Sunday, Weary said.

Jennifer Wright was arrested Sunday following a domestic incident between her and Angel, the sergeant said, and Wright is charged with domestic assault, vandalism and theft over $1,000.

She is accused of assaulting Angel, vandalizing his apartment, attempting to steal his phone and stealing money from him, Weary said.

Witnesses told police an argument broke out after Wright found Angel in his apartment with a woman.