The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested Ray Amalfitano, the former chief of police in Lafayette, following an investigation involving an assault on a prisoner.
Nashville's News 2 Investigates first reported Amalfitano, 38, resigned in late August, shortly after the TBI and district attorney's office began their investigation into the beating of Keith Pippin. The 33-year-old was arrested earlier this year on drunk and disorderly charges.
In a phone interview, Amalfitano denied the allegations, calling them "small town rumors."
He told Nashville's News 2, "I actually asked for them to look into this. As far as I know, nothing has been found. It's just a bunch of small town rumors."
Following his resignation, Amalfitano took a position as a police officer with the city of Westmoreland. An update on his employment status was not immediately known.
Amalfitano was charged with official misconduct and assault booked into the Macon County jail on a $2,500 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in a Macon County courtroom on October 12.
The TBI said Lafayette police Capt. Kevin Woodard also submitted his resignation with the department, effective October 19, but has not been charged.