A Chattanooga police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct was previously accused of raping a woman while on the job in 2015, according to another police officer and an alleged victim.
Their statements contradict information provided by police Chief David Roddy, who stated during a June 16 news conference that "there have been [no complaints] relative to this type of investigation" against the officer. The alleged victim, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Matt Lea and an internal affairs file confirm the subject of the current investigation is Officer Desmond Logan.
Roddy said in June that the officer, who was assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Bureau, has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Another alleged victim, a current police officer and a separate source assert the officer has been accused of raping at least one additional woman while on duty and that department leadership knew about that allegation.