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Officers Suspended For Unauthorized Taylor Swift Work

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Taylor Swift performs during the Country Music Association Music Festival, early Monday morning, June 13, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo) Taylor Swift performs during the Country Music Association Music Festival, early Monday morning, June 13, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Six Metro Nashville Police officers were suspended for driving Taylor Swift's security team after being denied permission to perform the outside work.

Officers Melvin Brown III, Mike Clark, Milton Elrod, Thomas Rollins and Sergeant Donald Long were suspended for 10 days, and Sergeant Daniel Walz was suspended for 12 days.

The officers sought approval for the driving job, but their request was rejected, according to the department's internal investigation, which was completed in May.

Elrod, who recently retired from the department, said in an interview that they continued doing the job anyway, hoping supervisors wouldn't find out. He said they needed the $30 an hour the work provided.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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