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SCMPD officers accused of sexual harassment


New documents reveal at least 16 Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers have been accused of sexual harassment within the workplace.

WTOC received the complaints and they date back to 2004, the most recent one was filed this past June.

Some of these complaints were very graphic to read.  In 2008, for example, one officer was accused of making sexual advances while he was supposed to be training a female officer.

According to the complaints, the officer drove behind a church on White Bluff Road and told her he wanted to adjust her vest which led to more physical contact.

The documents show that the officer was going to be suspended without pay for 10 days and then he signed a letter of resignation. WTOC has learned that the complaint was unfounded and that the officer still works for SCMPD.

Another complaint revealed the former chief came was accused for sexual harassment when he was assistant chief in 2004.

Lovett and several other supervisors were accused of discriminating against a female officer because of how she dressed.

WTOC is just scratching the surface with these documents; there are hundreds of pages to go through.  Of course we will continue to keep you updated as this story unfolds.

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