Chattanooga officer suspended without pay after disciplinary hearing

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A former homicide investigator at the Chattanooga Police Department was suspended this week for 160 hours without pay after a disciplinary hearing into allegations of missing evidence and improper use of overtime.

Police Chief David Roddy sustained the following allegations against officer Cameka Bruce on Wednesday after an internal affairs investigation: insubordination, filing false reports, misrepresentation, improper procedure for overtime submittal and missing property/evidence.

As a result, Bruce, a 10-year veteran of the department, entered into a last-chance agreement. Though the terms of that agreement were unavailable Friday, a last-chance agreement typically puts an officer on notice that future misconduct could result in immediate demotion or termination.

It's unclear what sparked Bruce's internal affairs case, or whether the sustained allegations, particularly the missing property or evidence, could affect any work on pending cases or unsolved homicides in Chattanooga.

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