Georgia Police Chief Denies Luxury Car Scam

Published April 22, 2009

A former Atlanta-area police chief, fired for allegedly hiding confiscated luxury cars for his personal use, called the investigation into the charges a “witch hunt.”

Ex-DeKalb County Police Chief Terrell Bolton is accused of falsifying documents to conceal a $32,000 Range Rover and a $55,000 Mercedes he kept for personal cruising. In addition, investigators said in a lengthy report, Bolton took almost two months of unapproved comp time, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

But Bolton described the allegations as “Mickey Mouse” and blamed the Sheriff’s department of violating his rights.

“I never had a chance to address any of those issues before this report was written,” he said. “The report is much ado about nothing. It’s the culmination of a witch hunt.”

But Tip Green, the officer who ran the police car pool, said that Bolton told him to “hide” the luxury vehicles, according to the Journal-Constitution.

“Bolton said to hide them, and he did not want them showing up in his cost center,” Green told him.

Written by BET.com Staff

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