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EXCLUSIVE: Mayor says racial slur allegations against police chief are false


Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson told News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles in an exclusive interview that the allegations made against police chief Ricky Boren are false.

She hired a former GBI agent to conduct an investigation after former police officer Jeff Fox accused Chief Boren of making a racial slur about Muscogee County Marshall Greg Countryman.

Fox initially said he heard the chief make a comment in a bathroom on the fourth floor of the public safety building.

After a lie detector test revealed that Fox was not telling the truth, the mayor said he started changing his story.

Fox has since resigned after 18 years of being a police officer. 

Mayor Tomlinson says she's spoken to Columbus' police chief about this investigation and he's relieved to be vindicated. Chief Boren has maintained his innocence all along.

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