ROME, GA March 14 2017
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a 15-year veteran police officer for trafficking drugs, tampering with evidence and engaging in bribery.
Ernest Edward Cox, 39, served with the Rome Police Department in Rome, Georgia. The department contacted the GBI in October of 2016 after receiving tips of possible corruption.
Police Department Chief Denise McKinney then followed up by requesting a full criminal investigation into the allegations, which led to his arrest on Monday.
Cox is being held at the Floyd County Jail without bond.
Anyone with tips regarding corruption is encouraged to contact the GBI at 706-624-1424.