Dickson police officer quits amid investigation - WSMV News 4


Dickson police officer quits amid investigation

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A Dickson police officer who was on administrative leave has left his job.

Police officials have not released many details but said Officer Jerl "Dee" Richardson had been suspended with pay after some undisclosed allegations were brought against him.

Richardson worked as a patrol officer and had been with the Dickson Police Department since June 2010.

Recently, several allegations surfaced about his conduct, and the chief in Dickson confirmed the allegations involved behavior while on duty.

However, Richardson told Channel 4 News it was "personal stuff" that happened off the clock. Richardson said he was "blindsided" by the allegations last week.

The officer's personnel file does not include any sort of disciplinary issues other than an incident where his gun misfired.

Before resigning, Richardson had said nothing inappropriate happened while on the job.  The district attorney is looking at the case and could pursue criminal charges.

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