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Former MNPD Officer Charged With Official Misconduct

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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.

The letter contained confidential biographical information and provocative photos of the employee, who was McShepard's ex-girlfriend.

An investigation proved those allegations were unfounded and that McShepard sent the information in attempt to cause her harm at work after they broke up.

The TBI said McShepard used resources available to him as a law enforcement officer to send the letter and photographs.

McShepard was decommissioned on May 3 during the investigation. He submitted resignation paperwork on July 10, which ended his 15-year career with the MNPD.

His bond was set at $5,000.

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