Rookie Metro Officer Decommissioned After Arrest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A rookie police officer has been decommissioned after his neighbor said he forced himself into her home while intoxicated.

Officer Robert Shouse was charged with aggravated trespassing and public intoxication.

Police said a 35-year-old woman who lives near Shouse on Oak Knoll Drive in Brentwood heard loud knocking on her back door just before noon Sunday.

When she answered, the man said he was a police officer and needed to come inside.

The neighbor claimed Shouse appeared dazed and there was a struggle over the door as she tried to shut it, even causing the handle to break.

She ran from her home screaming for help as she saw Shouse enter her home.

When the arresting officer arrived, he noticed Shouse smelled of alcohol and appeared bewildered.

Shouse was off-duty at the time of his arrest.

The 39-year old graduated from the police training academy less than two weeks ago, but has now been stripped of his badge and gun.

He had been working with a field training officer on the East Precinct’s overnight shift. The department’s Office of Professional Accountability launched an administrative investigation of Shouse.

His bail was set at $2,000.


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