Seven Nashville Officers on ‘Administrative Duties’ Following Leak of Covenant School Shooter’s Writings

Seven Nashville Officers on ‘Administrative Duties’ Following Leak of Covenant School Shooter’s Writings

Seven Nashville police officers have been reassigned to administrative duties amid an inquiry into how a commentator obtained and published writings by Audrey Hale, the perpetrator of the Covenant School shooting on March 27. These writings were shared without authorization and featured in a recent broadcast, stirring controversy and concern among the affected community and law enforcement.

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron clarified that the move was made to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation and was not punitive. The names of the officers have not been disclosed, and they retain their law enforcement authority during this reassignment.

The Mayor’s office acknowledged the unfolding events, with Mayor Freddie O’Connell’s spokesperson confirming their awareness but refraining from further comment due to the sensitivity of the case.

Legal disputes have shrouded the release of Hale’s extensive personal journals and a suicide note, with court proceedings currently active. Despite police intentions to disclose the documents post-investigation, a lawsuit demands their immediate release, citing the shooter’s death as a reason to waive delays.

Families of the victims, which include three children and three adults, have expressed vehement opposition to the publication, fearing additional trauma and the risk of inspiring similar acts of violence.

The legal tussle continues as the community grapples with the aftermath of a tragedy that claimed the lives of nine-year-olds Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, as well as staff members Katherine Koonce, Mike Hill, and Cynthia Peak.

Lou Nightingale
Author: Lou Nightingale

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