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Crosbyton police chief calls allegations 'absolutely frivolous'

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Crosbyton Police Chief Greg Parrott Crosbyton Police Chief Greg Parrott
CROSBYTON, TX (KCBD) -

The Crosbyton police chief has been put on leave following allegations of harassment.

Greg Parrott told us he was put on leave last week after the city received a complaint that he harassed a young couple.

Parrott says the Crosbyton City Administrator Margot Hardin and Mayor Dusty Cornelius handed him a written complaint along with his administrative leave letter.

Parrot says the complaint is "absolutely frivolous."

The complaint says Parrott made false accusations against the couple and brought in Child Protective Services.

The complaint states "it was humiliating to me and my family…it is not right to be treated like criminals when no crime was in place."

Parrott admits to calling CPS on the young couple but says it was warranted.

He says he responded to a loud music complaint from an anonymous caller last month.

When he arrived at the home, he says he found beer bottles on the property.

Parrott says he knew an underage couple lived there and that the couple had a newborn.

After a Crosbyton toddler was found dead in her caregiver's home last year, Parrott says he felt the need to call CPS just to be safe.

Parrott stands by his statement that he has done nothing wrong and says he wants to be completely transparent about everything.

Parrot says he has had three complaints filed against him in the past year. He says he was never told those complaints were validated.

Parrott says the city told him there is an apparent fourth complaint, but he says they couldn't tell him what it was.

He says the city told him to call their city attorney, whom he says he hasn't been able to reach.

Parrott's employment status will be addressed at the Crosbyton city council meeting next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

KCBD called both Hardin and Cornelius for a comment, but have not heard back as of Wednesday evening.

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