Former Tennessee police chief charged with forgery, perjury

Published 8:42 am Monday, January 13, 2020

CLINTON (AP) — A former police chief indicted on charges of forgery and aggravated perjury has turned himself in to authorities in Tennessee.

Samuel Wayne Ogburn, 42, was booked Wednesday into the Anderson County Jail, news outlets reported. He was found to have created and falsified a firearms training document, according to a news release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The document was sent to the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission, or POST, the TBI said. The group enforces police officer training and monitors police training records, news outlets reported.

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Ogburn resigned from the Norris Police Department last year after authorities began looking into allegations against him, the TBI said. The agency presented its case to a grand jury and Ogburn was indicted earlier this week, according to news outlets.

Ogburn is scheduled to be arraigned January 31.