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Tenn. Officer Arrested for Using Police Resources to Try to Get Ex Fired

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A former Metropolitan Nashville Police officer was arrested after authorities said he used his resources as a cop to try to get his ex-girlfriend fired from her job.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 38-year-old Gerald McShepard was indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on one count of official misconduct. He surrendered at Metro Police headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

In April, authorities said McShepard sent an anonymous letter to the Commissioner of the Department of Children's Services making allegations of prostitution and pornography against a DCS employee.

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  1. Defaming people’s names. I don’t think media should engage in this sort of stuff. Look all over the internet and you can’t find one story saying, “Gerald McShepard was sentenced to this” or “Gerald McShepard was convicted of that.” Not one.

    That’s because people get arrested all the time for something they’re not guilty of, and they get out. But these carbon copy stories stay online because some news editor is too lazy to remove or edit it. Well the media can keep posting stories for profit, but the push back’s going to be pretty hard.

  2. Defaming people’s names. I don’t think media should engage in this sort of stuff. Look all over the internet and you can’t find one story saying, “Gerald McShepard was sentenced to this” or “Gerald McShepard was convicted of that.” Not one.

    That’s because people get arrested all the time for something they’re not guilty of, and they get out. But these carbon copy stories stay online because some news editor is too lazy to remove or edit it. Well the media can keep posting stories for profit, but the push back’s going to be pretty hard.

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