Barrett Teague - July 2019

Metro Police Officer Barrett Teague resigned on Tuesday after a video showed a physical altercation between him and a female motorist. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The former Metro Police officer who was caught on camera slamming a woman against a car is now facing charges.

Barrett Teague, who worked four years with Metro police, was decommissioned and later resigned after this video was released showing him grab a woman from behind and throw her against another car at a gas station.

MNPD spokesperson Don Aaron told News4 Thursday that the woman in the video has sworn out a misdemeanor assault warrant against Teague. Aaron said Teague is meeting with his attorney to discuss how he will turn himself in.

Nashville's newly former Community Oversight Board is investigating the incident. it is the board's first case.

WSMV.com is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<


Copyright 2019 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Multimedia Producer

Kyle is a Multimedia Producer at WSMV. He is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, where he majored in multimedia journalism with a minor in psychology. Send him news tips or food recommendations to kyle.cooke@wsmv.com

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.