MNPD Officer James Thornton was driving downtown when he says he says he had to stop his patrol car and make an immediate arrest after he says he observed a 21-year-old tourist Mary Hatley hit her fiance in the face with an open hand. The victim, Shane Cole, had no injuries, did not make a complaint, did not want to press charges, and says the officer misunderstood what he believed he observed, and his fiance was simply “smacking flies from his face”. Hatley posted a $1,000 cash bond after the state-mandated 12-hour domestic violence hold.
Goodlettsville Police charged 31-year-old Zackary Ryan Phillips with public intoxication after finding him “conversing with a tree” and “becoming very emotional” during said conversation. Phillips admitted to taking Suboxone earlier in the evening. Officer Herendeen then became petty, causing an $1,100 bond to become over $11,000 after he missed something during his search of the man who was unable to even remain conscious during interactions.
Metro Nashville Police Officer Donald Ray Davidson was on whistle duty Thursday night, when he blew his whistle at a downtown pedestrian who ignored him and crossed the empty street, laughing at the officer. The cop then grabs the man’s backpack strap, pulls him back to the patrol car, where he and 2 other offices used force to handcuff him for ‘refusal to comply with an order’. DA says not so fast, dismisses everything immediately at court.
#MNPD Officer Blake Lutz (who once claimed to smell factory sealed THC Gummy Bears from outside a vehicle) has done it again. On Thursday, he physically arrested a 24-year-old for possession of a 0.5 gram partially smoked joint, after seeing ‘significant smoke’ coming from the parked vehicle. Caleb Brown remains jailed, unable to post his $2,000 bond.