Aug 06, 2010Jeffrey Poole
http://www.wkrn.com/global/Story.asp?s=12941432NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A decommissioned Metro police officer is jailed on charges of sex crimes while on the job.
Metro police told News 2 Jeffrey Poole, 39, surrendered himself to authorities Friday afternoon.
He was booked on a 12-count grand jury indictment charging him with sex crimes involving four women, three of which have histories of prostitution.
Poole faces four counts of rape, four counts of official misconduct, two counts of sexual battery, one count of patronizing prostitution, and one count of attempting to patronize prostitution.
An investigation into Poole began in April when a 27-year-old woman reported that he, while on duty, stopped her on the street and fondled her while patting her down.
The woman, who is known to be a prostitute, said he appeared to make verbal advances toward her, but she rejected them.
Detectives also interviewed three other women who alleged that Poole had sexual contact with them in 2009 while on duty.
A 20-year-old woman told police that Poole arrested her on an outstanding warrant, drove her to a secluded area and began to fondle her, pretending it was a search.
A 30-year-old woman reported that Pool approached her for sex while she was walking in Dickerson Pike. She said Poole drove her, in his patrol car, to an abandoned lot and paid for consensual acts.
A 35-year-old woman told police that Poole came to her Dickerson Pike motel room and raped her while on duty and in uniform.
Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson said Poole's actions are a "betrayal of the trust conveyed to Poole by this police department and the citizens we serve."
Former cop charged in sex crimes out of jail
AUG 12 2010
http://www.wkrn.com/global/Story.asp?s=12970825NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A decommissioned Metro police officer has bonded out of jail nearly one week after he surrendered himself on sex crime charges while on duty.
Jeffrey Poole, 39, was booked into the Metro jail last Friday on a 12-count grand jury indictment that includes charges of rape, sexual battery, patronizing prostitution and official misconduct.
The indictment names four women, three of whom have histories of prostitution.
Metro police said their investigation into Poole began in April when a 27-year-old woman reported that he, while on duty, stopped her on the street and fondled her while patting her down.
Former Metro cop pleads not guilty to rape charges
Sept 1 2012
http://www.wkrn.com/story/13085587/f...o-rape-chargesNASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Metro police officer accused of rape and sexual battery pleaded not guilty to the charges in a Davidson County courtroom Wednesday.
Jeffrey Poole, 39, did not appear in court, but his attorney, Mark Scruggs, entered a not guilty plea for all counts against his client.
Poole is out of jail on a $200,000 bond.
His next court case is scheduled for September 30.
Former Metro cop found not guilty of official misconduct
NOV 1 2010
http://www.wkrn.com/story/15937162/f...und-not-guiltyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A Davidson County jury found a former Metro police officer not guilty of official misconduct following a three-day trial Wednesday.
Jeffrey Poole was arrested in 2010 after a woman accused him of fondling her and making verbal propositions.
More women, who accused Poole of improper sexual contact and rape, were later interviewed and identified as victims.
Poole was decommissioned from the Metro Police Department in May of 2010 and arrested in early August of that same year. The investigation began in April.
He was acquitted Wednesday in connection with the arrest of an 18-year-old woman in 2009.
A judge also withdrew a sexual battery charge against Poole citing a lack of evidence.
Poole faces another count of sexual battery, four counts of rape, three additional counts of official misconduct, one count of patronizing prostitution and one count of attempting to patronize prostitution in connection to the other victims.
Former cop charged with striking teenage son with trophy
Nov 11, 2011
http://www.wkrn.com/story/16017970/f...on-with-trophyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Metro police youth services detectives early Friday morning charged decommissioned police officer Jeffrey Poole with aggravated child abuse after his 16-year-old son reported his father struck him in the head several times with a sports trophy during a heated argument inside the family's Antioch home Thursday night.
After the assault, the teenager ran to a nearby friend's house from where police were called.
At the time of Thursday's arrest, Poole was free on bond and awaiting trial on charges filed in August 2010 that accuse him of committing sex crimes against three women while on duty.
Poole was decommissioned in May 2010 and ordered to stay away from police department facilities as a result of that investigation.
Poole is jailed in Nashville in lieu of $10,000 bond
Metro cop arrested for child abuse, sex crimes fired
http://www.wkrn.com/story/16500245/c...x-crimes-firedNASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A decommissioned Metro police officer has been fired for misconduct that resulted in his arrests on sex crimes and aggravated child abuse charges.
Jeffery Poole was fired from the Metro Police Department on Wednesday after he failed to for a hearing on his charges earlier this month.
Poole was arrested in November for child abuse charges after his 16-year-old son said he struck him in the head multiple times with a trophy during an argument.
He was also arrested in 2010 after several women alleged he sexually assaulted four women while on duty.
He was acquitted of sexual battery and official misconduct charges at a trial in November.
Poole has 15 days to appeal his dismissal to the Civil Service Cmmission.