Two Chattanooga police officers fired for misconduct, third resigns during disciplinary hearings

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 8/17/16. The main lobby at the Chattanooga Police Services Center on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The CPD will soon use reserve police officers in jobs like manning the front desk at the Amnicola Highway headquarters.

Two Chattanooga police officers were fired on Thursday after a slew of allegations, including insubordination, untruthfulness and at least one criminal offense, were sustained following separate internal investigations. A third officer resigned while under investigation.

Benjamin Dessalines and Cameka Bruce were fired during separate disciplinary review hearings. Desmond Logan resigned via email just minutes before his hearing.

Both Dessalines and Logan are facing separate criminal investigations. Dessalines is accused of kidnapping and sexual battery, and Logan is accused of rape. But the termination and firing are not directly connected to the criminal cases, police spokeswoman Elisa Myzal said.

Logan was under investigation for what the department called "sexual misconduct." He was accused of raping at least three women since 2015 while on the job. He resigned while under investigation for untruthfulness and two counts of improper procedure.