A high-ranking Nashville police officer is retiring after facing discipline for alleged sexual harassment. The department learned about the allegation from a local organization that advocates for employees who say they have been mistreated by fellow police.
Nashville’s civilian-run police oversight agency says the Metro Nashville Police Department should have punished a now-former captain more harshly after he yelled at a nanny and three children in his backyard last year.
WPLN News, in partnership with APM Reports, reviewed thousands of pages of public records and a decade’s worth of disciplinary data from the Metro Nashville Police Department. Reporters also interviewed more than 20 current and former MNPD employees, both sworn and civilian. Here are key takeaways from the investigation.
In the past year, WPLN News and APM Reports have reviewed thousands of pages of public records and a decade’s worth of disciplinary data. Reporters have also interviewed more than 20 current and former MNPD employees, who have described a chilling pattern.
This is not the same story about policing you’ve heard before. In this series, we’re going to tell you about what’s been described as a toxic culture of misconduct and retaliation within the Metro Nashville Police Department. And the disciplinary system that has allowed that culture to thrive.