Internal Affairs records show that the deputy accused of offering a 14-year-old girl money for sex this week had been suspended multiple times in his roughly dozen years as a Macon police officer and Bibb County deputy.
Kenneth Brown was fired Wednesday, a day after he was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, two counts of aggravated assault, a gun charge and violating his oath. An incident report hasn’t been released in the case.
The Telegraph reviewed Brown’s personnel file and an Internal Affairs summary report Thursday.
Brown’s firing letter lists eight separate policy violations stemming from the Tuesday episode.
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His Internal Affairs disciplinary history report shows that he was suspended after five separate allegations between 2009 and 2013.
Brown’s most recent suspension was for five days after he was spotted sleeping in his patrol car while on duty June 26, 2013.
A few months earlier, he was suspended for 15 days after he improperly used his position as a police officer to cash a check and took on financial obligations he should have known he couldn’t repay in a timely manner, the report said.
He was suspended for a day in July 2012 for insubordination. A female lieutenant had ordered him to stay out of a particular women’s restroom, and another female officer later found Brown’s “traffic template,” used to diagram wreck reports, by the women’s restroom sink on May 13, 2012.
Also in 2012, he was issued separate written reprimands for two traffic infractions: not turning in fingerprint cards to the crime lab and not wearing his department-issued baton.
Brown was suspended for 20 days in January 2012 after he drove his patrol car home to Jones County without authority and also parked it at the Gray Highway Wal-Mart. He’d been issued written reprimands in 2010 and 2011 for taking a patrol car home, which wasn’t allowed because he didn’t live in Macon.
Brown was suspended for five days in January 2009 for unbecoming conduct. He got into a tussle with Jones County deputies when he went to the sheriff’s office in Gray to pick up his son, who had been arrested. Brown initially was suspended for nine days, but he appealed that decision. The appeal resulted in the reduced punishment.
In 2008, he got verbal counseling for not appearing in Magistrate Court. He also got verbal counseling in 2006 after a traffic accident.
He received a written reprimand and verbal counseling after two traffic infractions in 2004.
Brown was initially hired in 2002, but he resigned in July 2005. His personnel file includes a brief resignation letter, but it isn’t clear what prompted his resignation. Brown was rehired in October 2005.
He’d previously worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections at Central State Prison, according to his personnel file.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.