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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 7:52am

Cochran Police Officers Investigated By GBI, FBI

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has joined the FBI in an investigation of allegations of misconduct involving police officers in Cochran.

Gene Towns, mayor of the town southeast of Macon, says he cannot comment on the probe. He did say no officers have been arrested or suspended.

The GBI says allegations stem from a 2008 investigation of two former officers who worked part-time in the town of Pineview, south of Cochran.

Those officers were charged with enticing a child and interfering with custody.

One of the officers was convicted of violation of oath of office and sentenced to five years on probation. The other officer's case is still moving through the court system.

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