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Metro Police Investigating Franklin Police Department

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Police and city leaders in Franklin held a news conference Monday night regarding the Metro Police investigation into the potential misuse of police databases involving the Franklin Police Department.

Investigators said they're looking to see if a member of the Franklin Police Department improperly accessed a confidential juvenile database to look up information on one of Chief David Rahinsky's children.

Back in May, Chief Rahinsky took that allegation to the city manager. Once the allegation against a member of the police force, inquiring about the chief of police came to light the city manager contacted the Metro Police Internal Affairs Division.

Monday night, the chief and Franklin city manager Eric Stuckey addressed the media about the investigation.

"I made the determination that we should go ahead, go outside so that we had full objectivity, there wasn't any question about anyone protecting, or trying to get the chief, or anyone else associated with this process. We wanted it to be clean and open and use another professional law enforcement agency to assist us in this matter," Stuckey said.

Metro Police said they have completed their investigation into these allegations, but have not released their findings. That report could come as early as this week. After that report is out, then city and police leaders said they will decide what the next step will be.

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