NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Metro Police officer caught on video in a physical confrontation with a female motorist at a market on July 3 has resigned, according to police.
A Metro Police officer has been decommissioned after a video surfaced of what police are calling a “concerning interaction.”
Police said Barrett Teague submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday to be effective after he serves a 30-day suspension without pay for conduct unbecoming of a member of the police department.
Teague was decommissioned after police became aware of video showing him engaged in the confrontation with a female motorist whom he stopped for an expired license plate outside a Dickerson Pike market on July 3.
Teague, a four-year veteran of the police department, was decommissioned the following day after the administration and his supervisors became very concerned with what the video showed.
Teague’s resignation ends the police department’s administrative investigation. Detectives are completing a criminal investigation into his actions.
The Community Oversight Board said in an emailed statement on Wednesday: "While we are satisfied with this administrative resolution, we believe that it is most important that the MNPD make an immediate request to the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission to full decertify Officer Teague. Decertification will assure that Officer Teague can no longer work as a police officer in the state of Tennessee.
"Officer Teague's resignation from MNPD effectively ends the Community Oversight Board's misconduct investigation. However, for civilian oversight to be truly effective, it must identify and address systemic failures rather than proceed solely on a case-by-case basis. Towards that end, the Community Oversight Board will continue to review this incident to determine if there were any systemic issues related to MNPD policy, practice, or training that might have contributed to the conduct depicted in the video of July 3, 2019. If the Community Oversight Board identifies any areas of concern in MNPD policies or practices, we will recommend improvements to deter any similar acts of misconduct from occurring in the future."