Two Ga. Officers Face Termination For Infractions

Sept. 24, 2012
Two Macon police officers are on administrative leave pending termination in connection with two separate incidents.

Sept. 24--Two Macon police officers are on administrative leave pending termination in connection with two separate incidents.

Precinct 1 officer Anita Harrell was charged Saturday with simple battery and violation of her oath of office following a physical altercation that occurred about 3:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Waffle House at 4094 Pio Nono Ave. while she was off duty, according to a police report.

According to the report, the fight was between Harrell and another Macon police officer, Courtney Coleman. Harrell hit Coleman in the face with her hands, according to the report, and Coleman defended herself. The fight lasted about a minute until it was broken up by another officer.

Harrell, who has been a Macon police officer for four years, also has been placed on five days administrative leave pending termination, according to police.

In a separate incident, Precinct 4 officer Andrew Clarke was charged with DUI and speeding Saturday morning during a traffic stop on Riverside Drive near Old Holton Road.

He was clocked driving 89 mph in a 45 mph zone at 3:40 a.m., according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Clarke declined a breath test for alcohol, according to the state patrol.

The officer, who has been on the force for five years, has been placed on five days administrative leave pending termination, according to a police news release issued Monday.

For more on this story, come back to macon.com and read Tuesday's Telegraph.

Copyright 2012 - The Macon Telegraph

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