Decommissioned Officer Myriah Iles Arrested After an Off-Duty Altercation
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North Precinct Officer Myriah Iles is charged with aggravated assault after an off-duty altercation Saturday night on 3rd Avenue North and Commerce Street in downtown Nashville.
The victim reported that she and a female friend saw Iles grab a woman (who turned out to be Iles’ girlfriend) by the throat and then place that woman over her shoulder. Concerned that Iles was taking the woman against her will, the two confronted Iles. They reported that Iles put the woman down and then pushed the victim’s friend to the ground. According to witnesses, when the victim went to assist her friend, Iles punched that person multiple times in the face. The victim sustained a broken nose and lost consciousness. She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment and released.
When officers arrived, two men were restraining Iles. She was taken into custody. Iles reported that the woman that she was carrying was her girlfriend who was intoxicated and did not feel well. She said that she was confronted by two men and two women who made racial slurs and demanded that she put her girlfriend down. Iles reported that she pushed one of the men and swung her fist once, but did not make contact with anyone. She denies putting her hands on her girlfriend’s throat. Iles was treated for minor injuries. Domestic Violence detectives also responded. After interviews with both Iles and her girlfriend, no charges were placed in regard to domestic violence. That aspect of the case will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office.
Iles, 27, joined the police department in 2015. She has been decommissioned.