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in June of 2021, he arrested a citizen and charged with them with felony “habitual motor offender”, a law that was repealed by the state legislature over two years ago which carried a punishment of up to 6 years in prison.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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
A 52-year-old retired Metro Cop had all charges, including a felony, dismissed or deferred by the D.A. despite police alleging he assaulted his daughters, stomped one in the stomach, attacked an officer when he fled from them, attempted to take a taser, and refused all commands to drop to the ground. The will all be eligible for expungement.
The Davidson County Grand Jury has indicted former Cheatham County Deputy Tyler Temple for his role in an off-duty assault on a civilian at Top Golf in Nashville in December. Temple, along with 2 other officers, was terminated in February. He was booked into the Metro Jail overnight. The now unsealed Grand Jury Indictment charges Tyler Dale Temple with assault. He was booked into the Metro Jail Tuesday night at 8 p.m., and released on his own recognizance by the night court magistrate. He is scheduled to appear for a…
Here’s what 3 MNPD supervisors face, after a North Nashville officer-involved shooting that injured an offi
Lt. Viviyonne Lee, demoted to police officer, 20 day suspension. Sgt. Harold Wells, demoted to police officer. Sgt. James Boone, 5 day suspension.
One of MNPD’s new officers, sworn to ‘protect and serve’ spent dozens of hours during a recent overnight rotation, serving his personal interests, of posting to social media about how boring his MNPD job was, how he couldn’t stay awake, and finding women to snapchat him while he patrolled Midtown.
Former MNPD Officer Travis J Kneale, 29, was arrested early Saturday morning after officers say he stole a bottle of alcohol from behind the bar of FGL House on 3rd Ave South and drank it. Bar security called police after they tried to detain him and he pushed one of them in an attempt to get away. According to MNPD reports, Kneale (instagram) was intoxicated to the point he was a danger to himself, with bloodshot watery eyes, and slurred speech. He was unsteady when trying to walk, and swayed…