Pigeon Forge fires 3 officers after suspension

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) - Pigeon Forge police officials have fired three officers who had previously been suspended.

WATE-TV ( ) reports the department has investigated what officials said was a threat to shoot about 10 other officers in the department. No one was harmed.

Police Chief Jack Baldwin said cruiser dash camera audio of a June 8 meeting of officers Trinity Brown, Jefferson Thigpen and Michael Musgrove revealed they discussed such a plan. The station said the recording also revealed threats against the chief.

Brown, Thigpen and Musgrove were not criminally charged.

Police Capt. Dennis Adams said Tuesday the officers were dismissed Monday. He also said the investigation was shown to the district attorney and the U.S. attorney's office and neither found grounds for prosecution.

No telephone listings could be found for the former officers.


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