COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - 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.