Former Officer Gerald McShepard Charged with Official Misconduct
September 24, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Former Metro police officer Gerald McShepard this afternoon surrendered himself at police headquarters on a grand jury indictment charging him with one count of official misconduct. The charge relates to a TBI investigation begun when McShepard, 38, was still employed by Metro police. He was decommissioned due to the investigation on May 3. He submitted resignation paperwork on July 10, ending his 15-year MNPD career.
According to the TBI:
In April of 2013, McShepard sent an anonymous letter to the Commissioner of the Department of Children’s Services making allegations of prostitution and pornography against a DCS employee. The letter contained confidential biographical information and provocative photos of the employee, who was McShepard’s ex-girlfriend. Those allegations made against the DCS employee were unfounded and the investigation revealed that McShepard sent the information in attempt to cause her harm at work subsequent to their separation. McShepard used resources available to him as a law enforcement officer to perpetrate sending the letter and photographs.
McShepard’s bond on the official misconduct charge is set at $5,000.