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Fired Union City Police Officers File Suit

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Three Union City Police officers fired amid an insurance fraud investigation into a fellow officer earlier this year, have filed suit against Union City.

According to their filing, former patrol officers Ashley Thompson, Randy O'Dell and David Jones claim after they blew the whistle on fellow Patrolman Michael Hogg, they were retaliated against and fired.

In December of last year, Hogg was arrested after TBI agents said he filed a false insurance claim an a 4-wheeler and collected on it.

The three other officers were accused of knowing about the alleged fraud and doing nothing about it.

However, in their claim, they maintain they reported the activity to their superiors months before reporting it to investigators outside of their department.