The Metro Police Department announced Wednesday it has fired decommissioned officer Jeffrey Poole for alleged misconduct that resulted in his arrests on sex crimes and aggravated child abuse charges.
Poole was formally charged Dec. 7, 2011, with violating a number of police department regulations and policies, after having been the subject of criminal and administrative investigations. On May 18, 2010, he was decommissioned and ordered to stay away from police department facilities based on a Sex Crimes Unit investigation that alleged he sexually assaulted four women, three of them with prostitution histories, while on duty.
Poole was arrested on a 12-count grand jury indictment on Aug. 6, 2010. He was acquitted of sexual battery and official misconduct charges at a trial in November 2011. He is facing other trials as part of the sex crimes indictment.
On Nov. 11, 2011, Poole was arrested on a charge of aggravated child abuse after his 16-year-old son reported that Poole struck him in the head several times with a sports trophy during a heated argument inside the family’s Antioch home. That case is pending in the court system.