NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A rookie police officer has been fired after his neighbor said he forced himself into her home while intoxicated.
On Wednesday, Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson fired rookie probationary officer Robert Shouse after he was charged with aggravated trespassing and public intoxication over the weekend. He had been decommissioned after his arrest on Sunday.
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.