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in June of 2021, he arrested a citizen and charged with them with felony “habitual motor offender”, a law that was repealed by the state legislature over two years ago which carried a punishment of up to 6 years in prison.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.
Metro Nashville Police Officer Citlaly Gomez was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail this week after police say piled merchandise inside a large tote in a shopping cart at Walmart, self-scanned a few items outside the tote and paid for those, but attempted to push the $472 in hidden merchandise out the door.
78-year-old Joyce Ireland Cook blew a .188 after driving head on into a car, and then getting into the passenger seat and pretending she didn’t know what happened… then she pulled the ‘I know the DA’ card… and she does.