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Veteran CPD officer resigns after investigation

 

Ryan Poe

 

A 23-year veteran Columbus police officer has resigned from his position in the wake of accusations he raped a woman and violated departmental policies. 

 

Patrol Division Cpl. Ed Freeland, of Lowndes County, resigned from the department effective Monday of this week. 

 

His resignation closes an investigation into allegations he broke undisclosed departmental policies, said Chief Joseph St. John. 

 

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is still looking into a woman''s accusation that Freeland raped her, St. John said. 

 

Freeland, who had often acted as a shift leader, had been suspended without pay since September.

 

 

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Article Comment zenreaper commented at 10/21/2010 10:54:00 PM:

So an accused rapist gets to QUIT for violating policies, and the department doesn't have to TELL anyone what the policies were that he violated? Talk about brother-in-lawing.

 

Article Comment michelle commented at 10/22/2010 11:05:00 AM:

u dont know nothing about it first of all!!! anyone could acuse someone of something. maybe i will acuse u and they will arrest u next!!!!!! give the man some slack.

 

Article Comment inside_info_man commented at 10/22/2010 4:11:00 PM:

I first heard of this officers sexual degenerate behavior 14 or 15 years ago.It was common fodder and good for laughs back in the 911 dispatch work center The police dept. has to know of this ongoing behavior of this over-hormoned officer.But then again,Half the force at least is like this guy but the best stories I heard about was of this certain officer.

 

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