Michigan Police Chief Fired Amid Sexual Assault Investigation
On October 7, 2019 Police Chief Randall Wright was fired from the Fremont Police Department in Michigan.
Wright was formally charged earlier this year with a sex crime. And on Monday, in its first meeting since Wright was charged, the Fremont City Council terminated him effective immediately.
Wright's sex charges stem from a June 2019 encounter with a woman, reports the Washington Times.
The woman reported to Michigan State Police that Wright was drunk and belligerent when he touched her in an unwanted and sexual manner while the two rode a bus back to Fremont from an Detroit Tigers baseball game outing with the Fraternal Order of Police in June.
The woman alleges that Wright made inappropriate comments about her body and touched her “aggressively” despite her objections.
Upon investigation prosecutors charged Wright with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of two years and/or $500 in fines.