The Metro Nashville Police Department has decommissioned Detective William Thorowgood after he assaulted a homeless man on a public roadway outside his home, who he claimed was littering. He attacks the man, knocking him to the ground and placing a knee on his chest while telling him he’s detained and he would be in cuffs if he had them with him. Thorowgood, who has been with the department for ten years and served as a Fraud Detective, reported the incident to his supervisor on Monday, December 12, and was decommissioned the same day. After the assault in the video [full 17 minutes included in the story], Thorowgood calls 911 and reports the homeless man is armed and advancing toward him, both of which the video shows to be untrue. This is a developing story.
An actor at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville says he and a dozen others have been victims of harassment and inappropriate conduct by Director Ryan Bowie for at least the past year, with some complaints going back much further. In January, after several actors detailed formal complaints, the theatre’s Board of Directors & the Executive Committee admitted “mistakes have been made” and determined that Bowie, along with other staff, would enroll in “extensive HR training,” and someone on-site would be trained as an “Intimacy Choreographer.” Additionally, an HR Director would be appointed. Now that the city is directly involved with the theatre and its liability, the actors, and some city council members, are still concerned about ongoing issues at the downtown Clarksville landmark and are calling for action — they want Bowie removed as the Executive Director, weary of several lawsuit threats involving his actions.
If enough people call something a scam, it’s probably a scam. Nashville company ‘Vacations4You, owned by Greg Minor of Mt. Juliet, filed a lawsuit today asking a judge to issue an injunction on the speech of a customer who gave them a bad review, and called them a “scam”. They’re asking for the judge to order their customer to stop giving them bad reviews… of which they have dozens from other unhappy clients. The company’s own reputation is so shady that the first ‘FAQ’ on the website has to explain “We are not a scam”.
The world was shocked when MNPD Officer Andrew Delke was suddenly offered a 3-year plea deal for the on-duty murder of Daniel Hambrick. Hambrick’s family wasn’t even consulted on the terms. What wasn’t known at the time was that Delke’s attorney, David Raybin, had testified on behalf of Glenn Funk in his own case previously, keeping him out of some serious ethical trouble – and making this sudden sweetheart deal seem even more unusual. Funk likely assumed no one would find out about the prior beneficial relationship because that case wasn’t available to the public – until now.
36-year-old Randi Butler was charged with her third driving under the influence when authorities found her unresponsive behind the wheel of a running vehicle at The Goat. Butler’s social media claims she’s the Chief of Staff for Reagan/Trump advisor Arthur Laffer.
Officer Barrett Teague today submitted his irrevocable and non-appealable letter of resignation from the MNPD to be effective after he serves a (meaningless) 30-day suspension without pay for conduct unbecoming a member of the police department.
Metro Councilman Jonathan refused to show up for a court date after being served and says he’s “not paying” the judgment ordered by the Judge. He’s left a small business owner out over $7,000 for his campaign signs from the last election, despite repeated promises to make it right.
Nashville Community Bail Fund ordered to cease operations. Fund has 41 conditional forfeits, totaling over $104,000.00, with zero effort to return offenders to court.
Bail Fund Manager Rahim Buford served 26 years in prison for a murder he committed during an armed robbery at 19, was given a metro government access card by former Public Defender, is alleged to have accessed secure areas without searches, & more..
A candidate for Metro Council says it’s a ‘joke’ to call black women ‘apes’; women are only able to vote because ‘white men in power allowed it’; and has strong feelings on how women should dress and what jobs they can hold…
He hid this views to ‘friends only’ on his social media, but we’ve opened them up for the entire city. Meet Dan Meredith:
#OpenRecords: Metro Council Member Ed Kindall has 9,388 unread emails in his official nashville.gov email account. He says they are “just thousands of for/against somethings”.