Nashville News Channel 5 finds DA stalled investigation into officer; that officers with the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force have been paid thousands of dollars in “bonuses”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There are even more questions about whether anyone’s looking out for the rights of innocent drivers west of Nashville.

Authorities there promised a thorough investigation after NewsChannel 5 Investigatescaught a questionable traffic stop on video.

That was six months ago.

But, now, we’ve discovered that investigation never happened.

So NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked to see all of that same supervisor’s videos. But the DA’s office stalled for months, first arguing that would violate the drivers’ privacy. Then, they said that all but a handful had been routinely destroyed.

Our NewsChannel 5 investigation has also discovered that officers with the 23rd have been paid thousands of dollars in bonuses, some years higher than others.

But the DA says those are not tied into how many drug busts they make or how much money they seize.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/16058866/what-happened-to-investigation-promised-by-police

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