Sept. 05--OAK RIDGE -- He had a penchant for personal photos, according to his personnel file and police records.
Arrested for threatening a woman last month after she wouldn't send him her photo, an Oak Ridge police officer resigned under pressure a year ago after he sent pictures of himself "nude from the waist up" to a woman's cellphone, city records show.
Details of Travis Adcock's departure from the police department are in his personnel file, made available Monday following a News Sentinel open records request.
Adcock was a new police officer on probation between March and September 2011.
During that time, he made "inappropriate contact with a victim to the point that she contacted the Police Department and filed a complaint," according to a personnel file document.
When first confronted with the allegation, Adcock "was not truthful," the case summary by Oak Ridge Personnel Director Penny Sissom states.
Given the choice of resigning or "being removed from the payroll," Adcock choose to submit a resignation notice.
"The City does not believe that it necessary to give prior warnings to a Police Officer who harasses a victim and then is not truthful about the contact," Sissom wrote in the summary.
Adcock's resignation from his job, which paid $34,257.60 a year, was effective last September. He had previously been employed as a Morgan County Sheriff's Department deputy and as a guard at Brushy Mountain Penitentiary in Morgan County.
Early last month, the 30-year-old Coalfield resident came under investigation for texting a woman on the social site meetme.com that he would "get even" for her refusing to give him a photo of her.
"I am a cop hope you like tickets all I wanted was a pic," Adcock allegedly texted the woman.
The woman said Adcock's comments "made her upset" and she didn't drive as much because she was "in fear of being pulled over."
Adcock is charged in the August incident with civil-rights intimidation and harassment. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 9.
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