An officer implicated in a police sexual misconduct scandal stated that her actions were due to feeling "desperate" and "stupid" during a trying divorce.
Recently, five officers from the La Vergne Police Department in Tennessee were removed from their positions after allegations surfaced that they engaged in sexual activities and exchanged explicit images while on duty.
The majority of attention is centered on Maegan Hall, who is reported to have been involved in romantic relationships with several colleagues, including Sergeant Lewis Powell, Officer Larry Holladay, Officer Juan Lugo, Sergeant Ty McGowan, and Detective Seneca Shields.
According to a report resulting from an internal investigation by the police department, Hall, 26, participated in a threesome with Officer Patrick Magliocco and his spouse.
Although she initially denied the allegations, transcripts of interviews with the officers involved in the sexual misconduct scandal, obtained by WSMV4, reveal that Hall has since admitted to the relationships.
She described how the situation escalated, telling the head of HR, Andrew Patton: "Me and my husband were kind of on the verge of a divorce and I just cracked and then it just kind of got out of hand."
"I got stupid, I got desperate, I guess, and guys are guys and they'll stick their d*** in anything."
Regarding the threesome with Magliocco and his spouse, Hall stated: "So his wife showed up and I think she had to work the next morning."
"So, we were walking her to her car and on the way back we were just talking and we went to – it was some cut off near one of the shorelines – and we had intercourse."
It was reported that Hall and several other officers also exchanged nude photos.
During the in-depth interviews, she confessed to performing oral sex on Powell inside a police station.
Hall explained her initial false denial of the allegations, saying she didn't want to jeopardize Powell's career and expressed concerns for her safety if she spoke out.
The ongoing events caused significant mental health difficulties for Hall, who reported having pulled the trigger of a gun against her head, empty, in an attempt to hear the sound.
Initially denying the allegations, Officers Lugo-Perez, Shields, Holladay, Powell, and Lugo-Perez eventually confessed to their involvement with Hall.
On the other hand, McGowan confessed to sending Hall a nude photo but denied engaging in sexual activity with her.
Patrol Officer Gavin Schoeberl, who was suspended for a week, claimed to have only received a single nude photo which he promptly deleted.
In the interview transcripts, he stated that he never had a sexual relationship with Hall and was unaware of the other interactions.
Terminated Sergeant McGowan allegedly attempted to persuade his wife, Hall, and her spouse Jed to engage in a sexual encounter together.
"Ty wanted to try to get Jed to have a thing with all of us," said Hall.
"We played strip Uno and then V (McGowan's wife) went out onto the patio with Jed. Me and Ty kissed for a little bit and then that was it."
In another situation, Hall revealed that she and Magliocco tried to persuade their respective partners into a spouse exchange.
"When Mags was like right by us, and then on the couch Mags was like, 'If y'all start making out, maybe Jed will get into, my husband, into the idea.' And when we started making out, Jed was like, 'No.'"
As a result of the revelations, Hall, Powell, and Lugo-Perez were fired, while McGowan and Shields were also dismissed. Magliocco and Holladay were temporarily suspended from their duties. The investigation continues.