Chattanooga's police chief blasts Gatlinburg detective for Ooltewah rape testimony

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher speaks at a news conference at the Police Services Center on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn., in the aftermath of a Tuesday night shooting in the 800 block of North Willow Street that killed 20-year-old Frederick Jordan Clark.
photo A screenshot showing a post by Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher blasting a Gatlinburg detective for what Fletcher saw as minimizing what happened to the victim of the Ooltewah rape.

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher responded this morning on his personal Facebook page saying what allegedly happened to an Ooltewah High School freshman constitutes rape.

"Not simply hazing, or bullying, or teasing, or horseplay. Rape. A violent crime," Fletcher wrote.

Fletcher's post is in response to Gatlinburg Police Detective Rodney Burns' testimony yesterday in Hamilton County Juvenile Court, where he said what happened to the Ooltewah 15-year-old was assault, not rape.