CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A Chattanooga policeman has been relieved of duty while the department investigates a juvenile detainee's assault complaint.
A Chattanooga Police Department statement Wednesday said its internal affairs and major crimes units are investigating an assault allegation made against veteran officer Mario Cunningham.
The statement said a 17-year-old male juvenile was allegedly assaulted by Cunningham on Sunday while in juvenile detention.
Cunningham has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
A police spokesman said Wednesday he could not comment or elaborate further on Cunningham's status.