Security at FGL House in downtown Nashville assaulted Harry Naill after he allegedly was keeping his wife from leaving the bar intoxicated by herself. Bar Security took it upon themselves to throw him on a sidewalk outside a bar, then delivered him to Metro Officers a short distance away.
Security guards don’t exactly have arrest power, though downtown ones have multiple lawsuits against them for doing just that, including beating people once cuffed. None of that stopped guards from FGL House in downtown Nashville from taking a man into custody just before 11 p.m. on September 21st. Not only did they take him into custody, but they ‘dropped’ him on the sidewalk, then delivered him to Metro Nashville Police officers just down the street, and told them the man was ‘in custody for domestic violence’ – an odd thing coming from a security guard.
What led up to this? The man, identified as 59-year-old Harry Naill, was in Nashville celebrating an anniversary with his wife. The video of the incident, which was reviewed by MNPD, shows Naill grab his wife’s left arm and yank her back to him, in what they describe as an ‘aggressive manner’. The wife did not wish to prosecute, so MNPD prosecuted on her behalf. Naill says his wife was intoxicated and he was not ready to leave, and he was attempting to prevent her from leaving on her own on the streets of a city they were just visiting.
Nail is in the top 1% of real estate agents in his market and is a well-known investor and lecturer/guest speaker in the NY/PA area.
Harry Naill, 59, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail at 12: 14 a.m. on September 22, where he was charged with domestic assault with offensive/provocative contact. After the state-mandated 12-hour domestic violence hold, Naill posted a $2,000.00 cash/credit bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 30th in front of Judge Gale Robinson.
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