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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

[GA] "IRONICALLY" when Rockmart Police Officer Randy Poole's daughter called police for help...

...The 911 call that led to the report originated from allegations from Poole's daughter against her father. The teen contacted 911 while she was at the Rockmart Walmart. Sgt. Walters responded to the call and transported the teen from Walmart to the Rockmart police station. Ironically, the responding officer, Sgt. Walters and Randy Poole are neighbors. Sgt. Walters did go to Poole's residence the night that the alleged abuse occurred. Walters did not report any incident at that time...

FORMER ROCKMART POLICE OFFICER ON UNPAID LEAVE
(Note: He can't be a "former" officer if he's on leave. His police certification is suspended, not revoked.)
Cedartown Standard
by Melody Dareing
Apr 15, 2011
[Excerpts] A former Rockmart police officer is on unpaid administrative leave while he waits for the wheels of justice to turn. Randy Poole, 46, of Rockmart, was arrested by Georgia Bureau of Investigation... Poole is charged with one count cruelty to children in the second degree and was released on his own recognizance... The former officer has not been indicted on the charge and the Polk County District Attorney’s Office said the earliest he would face a grand jury would be July... Poole was originally on paid leave until the investigation was completed. However the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST) suspended Poole’s police certification. Since he couldn’t perform the duties of a police officer without certification, Poole was put on unpaid leave... [Full article here]

FROM FEBRUARY:

CHARGES FILED ON ROCKMART POLICER OFFICER
Polk County Crime Examiner
Tammy Overstreet
February 24th, 2011
[Excerpts] Last week, on February 19, 2011, the Polk County Crime Examiner reported that Rockmart police officer Randy Poole had been placed on administrative leave with pay from the Rockmart police department pending charges on child cruelty... The 911 call that led to the report originated from allegations from Poole's daughter against her father. The teen contacted 911 while she was at the Rockmart Walmart. Sgt. Walters responded to the call and transported the teen from Walmart to the Rockmart police station. Ironically, the responding officer, Sgt. Walters and Randy Poole are neighbors. Sgt. Walters did go to Poole's residence the night that the alleged abuse occurred. Walters did not report any incident at that time. Rockmart police Chief Keith Sorrells requested that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations investigate the matter. Today, February 24, 2011, Randy Poole, age 46, of #2 Leathers Way in Rockmart has been officially charged with one misdemeanor count of second degree cruelty to children. Agents with the GBI’s Calhoun office obtained the arrest warrant for Poole after consulting with Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit DA Bobby Brooks... Second degree cruelty to children occurs when such person with criminal negligence causes a child under the age of 18 cruel or excessive physical or mental pain. A person convicted of the offense of cruelty to children in the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years... [Full article here]
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