Sheriff's Office Veteran Placed On Leave After Courtroom Incident
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 16-year veteran of the Davidson County Sheriff's Office has been placed on leave following an incident in a courtroom on Friday.
Officials said Corley Pearson, who is director of the Armed Services Division, was placed in contempt by Judge Casey Moreland and ordered into custody at the AA Birch Building. After that, he removed his weapon to surrender it to another DCSO employee. He was later told to leave the courtroom, and was never placed into custody.
The exchange that led to Pearson being placed in contempt stemmed from the failure to release an offender, although the release was never provided to the DCSO by the clerk's office.
Pearson will remain on routine administrative leave while the incident remains under investigation. Officials believe the investigation will be complete by the end of this week.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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