NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant has resigned after an internal investigation into multiple accusations, including allegedly engaging in sexual activity while on duty.
On Wednesday, officials with THP said that Sergeant James Sells resigned in lieu of termination after an investigation into allegations of Sell's misuse state property and equipment, negligent performance of his duties and unbecoming conduct, specifically engaging in sexual activity while on duty.
"Tennessee State Troopers are held to a higher standard of conduct. Sgt. Sells' actions have violated the trust of the department and the citizens of Tennessee. We will not tolerate any act that will cast doubt upon the credibility of the Tennessee Highway Patrol," Colonel Trott said.
Sells, a 14-year veteran of THP was a Sergeant in Cookeville. He was initially placed leave in early October 2012 during the internal investigation. He chose to tender his resignation on October 25, 2012.
No other details about Sell's sexual activity while on duty were released by THP officials.