The Jellico Police Department is down to just three officers after its captain and several other officers resigned after vote to keep the Police Chief Gary Perkins following a complaint submitted about him.
During Tuesday’s meeting, Captain Anthony Lay and two patrolmen took their badges off and placed them in front of the Police Committee Chair as the committee voted to place both Lay and Perkins on a 90-day probation for the complaint.
Lay says he quit during the meeting because he cares about the department.
Lay was asked to step down as the police captain and return as a patrolman after a 90-day probation but he decided to quit and says he plans to take legal action against the city.
Some items in the complaint for Perkins removal are Unsafe and hazardous working conditions, Harassment, a Hostile working environment and misconduct.