A Jonesboro police officer has been fired after calling 911 and erroneously claiming there were "officers down" in a fight at a private club. James Turnbow, 27, lost his job after last week's call to the Eagle Lodge.
A police report says officers responded to the club after Turnbow called dispatchers, cursing and claiming multiple officers were injured in a brawl there. Officers arrived at the club and found Turnbow with a man who had been punched in the nose.
Police Chief Mike Yates says he fired Turnbow for conduct unbecoming a police officer. It was the second time Turnbow had been involved in an altercation at the club.
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