Cop fired for sleeping with 6 co-workers files suit claiming she was 'groomed'

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By James Kay

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A cop who was fired after allegedly sleeping with six of her co-workers has filed a lawsuit where she claims that she was "groomed" by her colleagues and that one threatened to end his life due to her actions.

Meagan Hall was dismissed from her position as a patrol officer of the La Vergne Police Department following an investigation that brought the sex scandal to light.

Another four officers, Juan Lugo-Perez, Lewis Powell, detective Seneca Shields, and Sgt. Henry Ty McGowan, admitted to the allegations.

In a new lawsuit, obtained by the Daily Mail, Hall has made the claim that she was "groomed" by her colleagues and referred to them as "predators."

Part of the 51-page lawsuit reads: "Where Ms. Hall sought role models at her new job, she instead found predators. In place of offering professional development, her supervisors and the Chief of Police groomed her for sexual exploitation.

"They colluded in using their authority to systematically disarm her resistance and entrap her in degrading and abusive sexual relationships, even sharing tips on the best ways to manipulate and exploit her."

The lawsuit reveals that Hall was 24 when she began working in the department in 2020, and claims her first sexual encounter was with Sgt. Lewis Powell.

She alleges that Sgt. Powell was aware of her rocky marriage and used this as a catalyst to start a sexual relationship with her.

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Meagan Hall. Credit: La Vergne Police Department

"Sgt. Powell learned that Ms. Hall was going through the process of buying a home with her husband and that this process was extremely taxing on their relationship," the lawsuit stated.

It continued: "Sgt. Powell positioned himself as a reliable source of companionship and advice regarding Ms. Hall's career and her marriage. Sgt. Powell persisted in requests for sex despite Ms. Hall's resistance. Eventually, Ms. Hall gave in to Sgt. Powell's requests for sexual favors."

The lawsuit claims that Sgt. Powell began threatening Hall by claiming that he was going to take his own life due to her actions, and he would call her while heavily intoxicated to make these claims.

This sexual encounter, Hall claims, led to sexual relationships involving other officers, which included having a threesome with Officer Patrick Magliocco and his wife.

Powell, Lugo-Perez, McGowan, and Shields were fired over the investigations, with Chief Burrel 'Chip' Davis also losing his job for allegedly knowing about the sexual encounters but not stopping them.

The lawsuit reveals the emotional toll that these sexual encounters had on Hall, as it claimed: "Ms. Hall continued to experience anxiety, depression, and difficulty in concentrating at work because of her inability to escape the relationship with Sgt. Powell."

Police interview transcripts, obtained by WSMV4, reveal Hall opening up about the scandal which includes details of a "girls gone wild" party, strip UNO, and a hot tub party.

It was also reported that Hall's husband wished to salvage their marriage despite these allegations against her, which included performing oral sex while on duty in a police building.

Featured image credit: Joerg Huettenhoelscher / Alamy

Cop fired for sleeping with 6 co-workers files suit claiming she was 'groomed'

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By James Kay

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A cop who was fired after allegedly sleeping with six of her co-workers has filed a lawsuit where she claims that she was "groomed" by her colleagues and that one threatened to end his life due to her actions.

Meagan Hall was dismissed from her position as a patrol officer of the La Vergne Police Department following an investigation that brought the sex scandal to light.

Another four officers, Juan Lugo-Perez, Lewis Powell, detective Seneca Shields, and Sgt. Henry Ty McGowan, admitted to the allegations.

In a new lawsuit, obtained by the Daily Mail, Hall has made the claim that she was "groomed" by her colleagues and referred to them as "predators."

Part of the 51-page lawsuit reads: "Where Ms. Hall sought role models at her new job, she instead found predators. In place of offering professional development, her supervisors and the Chief of Police groomed her for sexual exploitation.

"They colluded in using their authority to systematically disarm her resistance and entrap her in degrading and abusive sexual relationships, even sharing tips on the best ways to manipulate and exploit her."

The lawsuit reveals that Hall was 24 when she began working in the department in 2020, and claims her first sexual encounter was with Sgt. Lewis Powell.

She alleges that Sgt. Powell was aware of her rocky marriage and used this as a catalyst to start a sexual relationship with her.

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Meagan Hall. Credit: La Vergne Police Department

"Sgt. Powell learned that Ms. Hall was going through the process of buying a home with her husband and that this process was extremely taxing on their relationship," the lawsuit stated.

It continued: "Sgt. Powell positioned himself as a reliable source of companionship and advice regarding Ms. Hall's career and her marriage. Sgt. Powell persisted in requests for sex despite Ms. Hall's resistance. Eventually, Ms. Hall gave in to Sgt. Powell's requests for sexual favors."

The lawsuit claims that Sgt. Powell began threatening Hall by claiming that he was going to take his own life due to her actions, and he would call her while heavily intoxicated to make these claims.

This sexual encounter, Hall claims, led to sexual relationships involving other officers, which included having a threesome with Officer Patrick Magliocco and his wife.

Powell, Lugo-Perez, McGowan, and Shields were fired over the investigations, with Chief Burrel 'Chip' Davis also losing his job for allegedly knowing about the sexual encounters but not stopping them.

The lawsuit reveals the emotional toll that these sexual encounters had on Hall, as it claimed: "Ms. Hall continued to experience anxiety, depression, and difficulty in concentrating at work because of her inability to escape the relationship with Sgt. Powell."

Police interview transcripts, obtained by WSMV4, reveal Hall opening up about the scandal which includes details of a "girls gone wild" party, strip UNO, and a hot tub party.

It was also reported that Hall's husband wished to salvage their marriage despite these allegations against her, which included performing oral sex while on duty in a police building.

Featured image credit: Joerg Huettenhoelscher / Alamy