41-year-old Maria Hensley was at the front door of Rippy’s Honky Tonk on Broadway in downtown Nashville making “finger gun” gestures to staff and patrons. The manager of Rippy’s flagged down nearby officers, who placed her into custody, stating “she was engaging in an act that served no legitimate purpose and was causing many people to feel uncomfortable.” She was transported to booking and charged with disorderly conduct. She has remained jailed for three days, unable to post a $50 bond.
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VIDEO: MNPD Detective decommissioned after assaulting a homeless man on a public street
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.
UPDATE: Charges dropped against Husband, Wife released from DCS Custody — Cops had wrong birthdate
In a major update to the story we published yesterday about a refugee couple being separated by Metro Nashville Police, who charged the husband with felony statutory rape and committed the wife to DCS Custody, we have just learned that all charges are being dropped and the wife is being released from DCS custody. Metro Nashville Police say there was an error in determining her date of birth, which was actually in 2003, not 2006, making her 18-years-old, soon to be 19.
MNPD uses AirOne to catch a 14mph over the limit speeder who flees from them — Masi Kingston arrested
Metro Nashville Police inexplicably utilized the AirOne helicopter and multiple undercover units to intercept a car going 14 mph over the speed limit overnight. An arrest warrant indicates that MNPD detectives working the violent crimes initiative attempted a traffic stop on a 2013 Audi SUV for traveling 84 in a 70 mph zone. The vehicle refused to stop and reportedly fled at a high rate of speed. Air and ground units followed the vehicle to Hickory Hollow Terrace, where the sole occupant and driver, 30-year-old Masi Kingston, bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot. He was located and taken into custody, charged with misdemeanor evading arrest, and felony evading arrest by motor vehicle. Kingston is free on a $6,000 bond.
Too drunk for the Titans? Fan ejected from Nissan Stadium during game for public intoxication — Jacob Elders
24-year-old Jacob Elders was charged with #PublicIntoxication Sunday at the Titans’ game by MNPD Officer Megan Arnett, after she determined he was too drunk to take care of himself, and she says his ‘associates’ refused to be responsible for him. He spent the full 8-hour intoxication hold in jail before being released.
MNPD isn’t apologizing for arresting citizens on a felony charge repealed 2 years ago
Metro Nashville Police Public Affairs Manager Don Aaron says Officer Ronald Bright “acted in good faith” when, in June of 2021, he arrested a citizen and charged with them with felony “habitual motor offender”, a law that was repealed by the state legislature over two years ago which carried a punishment of up to 6 years in prison. A magistrate even signed the warrant, jailed the citizen, and required them to post a large cash bond to get out of jail – on a charge that no longer existed. Scoop: Nashville learned this scenario has played out over 20 times in the last 17 months, leaving citizens at a loss for the money spent for high cash bond amounts, towing/storage fees, public humiliation, lost wages & jobs, and other expenses due to the invalid arrests.
Nashville Police Captain calls citizen a ‘Karen’, asks kids to cuss with him; threatens to turn sprinklers on them
FULL VIDEO: Metro Nashville Police Captain Jason Reinbold found himself confronting a citizen on the public bike path behind his home this week. During the interaction, he was confrontational, asking the small children with the female citizen to say profanity with him, called the lady a ‘Karen’, and threatened to turn the sprinklers on them to get them to leave the bike path, after accusing them of being homeless.
Woman charged with selling Benefiber as Heroin
24-year-old Morgan Payne is charged with selling fake heroin. Goodlettsville Police say she admitted to buying heroin and cutting it with Benefiber before selling it to her friends, however, none of the ready-to-sell white substance, packaged in lottery tickets, tested positive for any controlled substance.
Autistic High School Student arrested by SRO in classroom for not following directions
Middle Tennesee SRO Robert ‘Bobby’ Enoch arrested an 18-year-old autistic student at Wilson Central High School when the student was “refusing to follow directives” inside an In-School Suspension classroom. Things only got worse from there…
MNPD Officer decommissioned after charging kids $25 to attend MNPD’s free ‘El Protector’ camps
Officer Gilbert Ramirez, who for the past 11 years has been the police department’s El Protector liaison to the Hispanic community, today was decommissioned as the result of an internal investigation into his alleged promotion of, and involvement with, an Antioch food and game business that was managed by his domestic partner.