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Germantown police officer fired after internal investigation

(Source: City of Germantown) (Source: City of Germantown)
GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) -

Several internal department violations got a Germantown police officer fired.

In April, the department suspended James Kensinger, 32, with pay after investigators charged him with aggravated rape and aggravated assault

Investigators said Kensinger pulled a woman he had a relationship with into a house, ripped off her clothes, and raped her as she screamed for him to stop.

The investigation into that attack revealed several other issues including Kensinger threatening a man by telling him not to drive through Germantown, working in construction while he was suspended, and losing one of his police badges.

It's the combination of all these charges that forced Deputy Chief Rodney Bright to recommend Kensinger be fired.

Kensinger is currently free on a $70 thousand bond. He has until the end of the work day Wednesday to appeal his firing.

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