Georgia police chief charged with falsifying records

FAIRMOUNT — The Fairmount Police Chief and a Fairmount Officer have been arrested and charged with falsifying documents.

On Friday, July 24, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Fairmount Police Chief Chandler Walter, of Calhoun, and Fairmount Police Officer Olan Mark Lowe, of Calhoun, and charged each with False Official Certificates and Writings by Officers.

On Thursday, June 11, the Gordon County District Attorney asked the GBI to investigate allegations that Walter and Lowe had falsified Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training records and improperly used the GCIC/CJIS network during a test.

The chief and officer were placed on administrative leave at the start of this investigation by the city.