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UPDATE: Panel to Decide Fate of Ludowici Police Chief

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UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. 1/14/14

A panel of three Ludowici council members was established during tonight's meeting to decide whether Chief James Rogers will keep his job.

The panel will have no say as to whether Rogers will face criminal charges.

They will only decide whether he will remain a city employee.

A decision is expected within the next few weeks.

 

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Most folks don't know where Ludowici is, and may never get there.

But now this little town in Long County is making headlines for the wrong reasons.

Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers was suspended without pay last week after allegations arose from current or former officers, and 2 inmates, about everything from sexual harassment, racism, to evidence tampering.

READ MORE: http://www.wsav.com/story/24420457/allegations-lead-to-police-chief-being-placed-on-unpaid-leave

Now News 3 has a new complaint in hand from a Long County prison.

In an interview witnessed by the warden himself, a man named Henry James Coggins offers shocking details about Chief James Rogers.

One allegation, Rogers made female inmates remove all body jewelry, and forced officers to use bolt cutters to remove it. Causing them to bleed, but offering no medical attention.

He also allegedly talked about the size of one officer's breasts. How big and how pretty they were.  

And used a racial slur addressing one dispatcher's children. Calling them "n***** babies"

The most shocking allegation, Coggins says Chief Rogers took $900 in cash from someone he called a "Mexican boy" who had just been arrested.

And he watched as "Chief Rogers rolled it (the money) up and stuck it in his pocket."

Then Chief allegedly then tore up the man's arrest paperwork.

Rogers has not commented since he was put on leave.

Tuesday night he public has their chance to speak out at the regularly scheduled Ludowici City Council Meeting.
 
No decision on Chief Rogers' future is expected to be made at that meeting.

We will keep you updated.

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