Meigs officer arrested for statutory rape

Published: Sep. 12, 2011 at 4:21 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2011 at 10:01 PM EDT
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News release from the City of Meigs

On September 10, 2011 Meigs Police Department became aware of an incident involving a juvenile from Mitchell County and a Meigs Police Officer, Brandon M. Luckey.

Meigs Police Captain Rachelle Denmark received notice from Chief Tom Close to begin an internal investigation.

Captain Denmark received information that lead to criminal allegations and immediately contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct the criminal investigation.

Officer Brandon Luckey was taken into custody by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and charged with Statutory Rape on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

The internal investigation was completed by Meigs Police Department on Monday, September 12, 2011 and Officer Brandon M. Luckey was notified of his official termination of employment as a Meigs Police Officer.

Brandon Luckey was hired by Meigs Police on July 23, 2010.  He came to the department from another local agency already certified as a Georgia Peace Officer and with experience.  Meigs Police conducted a thorough background including psychological testing.

After successful completion of the employment background investigation, Brandon Luckey was extended an offer of employment to work as a Meigs Police Officer.

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