Varnell officer resigns after investigation into inappropriate touching

VARNELL, Georgia (WDEF) – Varnell Police Department Sgt. Patrick Hayes has resigned, after an investigation was launched by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Hayes was accused of “inappropriately touching” a woman.

The Dalton Daily Citizen reports that Hayes says he is cooperating with the G-B-I’s investigation.

Varnell City Manager Mike Brown confirms Hayes has resigned.

He had been on unpaid administrative leave.

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