TBI: Agent did initiate Murfreesboro traffic stop

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -An agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation did in fact pull over a motorist earlier this week in Murfreesboro and the agency says he followed all policies and procedures when doing so.

Authorities had been searching for the driver who they believed was impersonating a TBI agent since the Thompson Lane traffic stop involving a 35-year-old woman Monday night.

The woman, Lindsay Malcolm, told Nashville’s News 2 she was pulled over after merging into the agent’s lane.  She said her lane was ending so she sped up in order to merge.

Malcolm said the man identified himself as a TBI agent before becoming angry and starting to scream at her.

Malcolm said she became suspicious when he could not produce identification so she drove away and reported the incident to the TBI.

Malcolm has filed a formal complaint.

Helm said the agency will conduct an internal investigation into the agent’s behavior during the stop.



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