CENTERVILLE, Tenn.- A
Centerville police officer facing charges of official misconduct and
bribery has now been fired.
61-year-old Jerry Simmons manipulated a case involving his teenage daughter,
her child and the child's father.
Simmons's wife 42-year-old Pamela Simmons and his step-son 23-year-old Cory
Chandler were each indicted on counts of filing a false report.
Investigators said they first began to examine Simmons
in December 2011 after they learned that Simmons had allegedly manipulated a
case involving his teen daughter, her child and the child's father. The case
began with a domestic incident at the local McDonalds. No arrests were made at
the time, but later a police report was filed which turned out to be false.
The false report claimed that the child's father had
pulled a gun on Pamela Simmons, Chandler, and the daughter.