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Details emerge on latest allegation against SCMPD officers

The City of Savannah on Friday released details on a new complaint filed against Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police. The City of Savannah on Friday released details on a new complaint filed against Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The City of Savannah on Friday released details on a new complaint filed against Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.

WTOC on Thursday broke the story of an Anti Litem Notice – commonly called an "intent-to-sue letter" -- an attorney for Officer Michael Kerr sent to the city, alleging retaliation for reporting sexual harassment.

Friday, the city responded to a request WTOC made under the Georgia Open Records act for a human resources complaint Kerr filed Thursday.

In it, Kerr claims that in 2008, then-Assistant Chief Willie Lovett called Kerr into his office and told Kerr that if he kept asking questions about Kerr's ex-girlfriend's relationship with her superior officer, now-Captain DeVonn Adams, he'd be fired.

Kerr alleges in his complaint that his ex-girlfriend, who is also a metro police officer, was having an affair with Adams while she and Kerr were living together.

A metro police spokesman said Friday the department hasn't taken any action as a result of this complaint. Adams remains in charge of the Central Precinct.

This latest human resources complaint echoes one filed last month by Sergeant Laprentice Mayes.

Sgt. Mayes claims his wife, Detective Trina Mayes, had an affair with Chief Lovett. Sgt. Mayes also claims he and his wife were retaliated against because of the relationship.

Lovett abruptly retired shortly after the allegation was made public.

Laprentice and Trina Mayes retained attorney William Claiborne, who says more allegations may be coming.

"We have a number of people who may have potential claims," he said. "But it's going to be up to them whether or not they want to pursue those claims. The city has got their process that they're going through and doing their investigation, and I respect that they need to do that. We'll file litigation if we need to."

Claiborne has sent letters to the city on behalf of those three officers letting city officials know his clients plan to sue unless corrective measures are taken.

Adams has not responded to requests for comment.

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