- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2020

FAIRMOUNT, Ga. (AP) - A northwest Georgia police chief and police officer have resigned after they were arrested Friday for falsifying records.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it arrested both the chief, 31-year-old Chandler Cagle Walter, and an officer, 48-year-old Olan Mark Lowe. Each was released on $2,500 bail.

Fairmount Mayor Steven Brannon says both resigned later Friday.

The men, both Calhoun residents, are charged with false official certificates and writings by officers.

In June, GBI says Gordon County District Attorney Rosemary Greene asked for an investigation into whether Walter and Lowe had falsified Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training records and improperly used state criminal databases during a test.

Both men had been on leave since the investigation began.

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