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Statement from Interim Chief John Drake on Silent No Longer TN Material

8/11/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The following is a statement from Interim Chief John Drake concerning allegations brought forward last week by Silent No Longer TN:

“I want to be clear that I and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department have absolutely no tolerance for sexual harassment or sexual misconduct. Any allegation of that nature against any police department employee will be taken very seriously and investigated.

After reviewing certain material this afternoon from Silent No Longer TN, the MNPD joined Mayor Cooper in asking District Attorney General Glenn Funk to request an independent TBI investigation of an allegation of sexual assault by one employee in 2016. General Funk concurred with this request.

The Office of Professional Accountability is examining the Silent No Longer TN report for policy violation allegations that have not been previously investigated by the police department. Many have. We will take action against those found to have violated our rules.”

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