According to court documents, the disgraced former police chief in La Vergne, Tennessee, allegedly kept a burner phone called “Ole Boy” on which he joked about the trysts of former officer Maegan Hall with male coworkers and received explicit pictures of the woman.
After an investigation, it was discovered that former police chief Burrel “Chip” Davis “was aware of the sexual misconduct within his department and never reported or disciplined any of the officers involved,” according to a press release from the City of La Vergne that was provided to Fox News Digital in February.
According to court documents, on October 25 of last year, Davis and then-Sgt. Ty McGowan joked about Hall’s relationship with another police officer on the force, Lewis Powell, and shared an explicit photo of Hall. This was according to the New York Post.
“Who dat?” Davis asked McGowan in a text, according to the court documents.
“Hall…. Lewis,” McGowan replied, explaining that Lewis took the photo.
“He on it again,” the chief asked.
“He swears he ain’t,” McGowan responded.
“She nor her husband took that picture,” Davis said.
“She has a tight little a– tho,” McGowan said.
“Yep,” said Davis.
After a late-year investigation revealed Hall was having relationships with several male coworkers, including sexual encounters that took place while on duty, the La Vergne Police Department was thrust into the national spotlight.
Five officers—Hall, Powell, McGowan, Patrol Officer Juan Lugo Perez, and Detective Seneca Shields—were fired as a result of the investigation. In addition, Larry Holladay, a K-9 officer, Patrick Magliocco, a patrol officer, and Gavin Schoeberl, a patrol officer, were suspended.
Hall has since filed a lawsuit alleging that Davis, McGowan, and the City of La Vergne sexually “groomed” her for the trysts.
“Where Ms. Hall sought role models at her new job, she instead found predators,” the lawsuit states. “In place of offering professional development, her supervisors and the chief of police groomed her for sexual exploitation.”
“They colluded in using their authority to systematically disarm her resistance and entrap her in degrading and abusive sexual relationships, even sharing tips on the best ways to manipulate and exploit her,” the suit added.
Hall broke her silence this month and spoke for the first time to the media, arguing that she was offered no protection from higher-ups at the department and was pressured into the trysts.
“I know what most people are saying. ‘You could have said no.’ I get it,” Hall told WTVF in an exclusive interview. “But my response to them is that I did say no, and he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Eventually, I gave in from the pressure.”
According to WTVF, Hall is not alleging that the other officers sexually assaulted her, but rather that she was singled out for attention and that the full context of the controversy was not presented.
“My supervisors worked together to take advantage of my vulnerabilities and mental health, and they used it for their gain and their sexual pleasure,” Hall said, adding that, at one point, she contemplated suicide.
In another text exchange between Davis and McGowan on Oct. 28, the pair continued their discussion on Powell’s affair with Hall. Davis asked McGowan “Da f— Lewis saying to deezz hoes cause normal pimp s— ain’t working.”
“No f—— clue. He killing it!” McGowan responded.
Hall’s suit argues the text exchange shows “Chief Davis became frustrated by his comparative failure to groom Ms. Hall for sexual exploitation.”
Davis ultimately told investigators that he received explicit images and videos from McGowan, including a video of Hall masturbating, according to WSMV.
The City of La Vergne does not comment on ongoing litigation, a spokesperson said to Fox News Digital last week.