THP Emails Describe ‘Covert’ Plan, Concerns About Arrests (Occupy Nashville)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — NewsChannel 5 Investigateshas obtained emails sent by state officials as they launched two nights of arrests at Occupy Nashville.

Those emails — more than 250 messages in all — were released late Wednesday under Tennessee’s public records law.

Long before Occupy protestors prepared for arrest on that first night — arrests that finally came around 3 a.m. on Oct. 28 — the emails show Department of Safety and Homeland Security personnel engaged in what they called a “covert operation.”

“The dress will be covert to blend into the crowd,” wrote John Albertson III, director of the Highway Patrol’s Special Investigation Bureau.

“They will send any updates as to crowd size, placement and significant events.”

Which they did


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