Covington police officer still on job during TBI investigation

COVINGTON, TN -(WMC-TV) – A Covington police officer is at the center of a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe for allegedly conducting police business while he was supposed to be on medical leave.

Covington police officer Jack Hall is out of jail on bond after being arrested last week and charged with buying a gun from a convicted felon.

“Jack is a local guy,” said Covington Police Chief Tim Glass. “His family has roots in the city. His grandparents and all have lived here all their lives and we tend to hire local people.”

Glass wasn’t the chief when Hall was hired, but says the sergeant worked at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office before coming to Covington and was highly recommended by his previous employer.

Hall worked for the Shelby County Sheriff’s office for 6 years, but was fired for personal conduct issues.

http://www.wmctv.com/story/19101014/covington-police-officer-still-on-job-during-tbi-investigation

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