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Former NYPD officer serving 15-day sentence for breaking in family's home, using racial slurs

Posted: 2:03 PM, Jan 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-15 15:03:41-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A former New York City police officer who broke into a Nashville family’s home and used racial slurs has begun serving his sentence.

A judge sentenced Michael Reynolds to 15 days in jail after he pleaded no contest to his charges in September. He must also serve a three-year probation sentence and is required to return every six months to court for review.

His attorney says he turned himself in on January 9. He’s been incarcerated in protective custody since.

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The incident happened back in July at Conese Halliburton's home in the 12 South neighborhood. Halliburton said she felt traumatized after Reynolds he kicked in the door of her house and began yelling at her and her two sons
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Reynolds was under the influence of alcohol when he mistook her home as the AirBnB he was staying at with his friends one door down. A RING surveillance video next door captured part of the exchange and a Reynolds shouting, "Try to shoot me, I'll break every bone in your f(expletive) neck. You f(expletive) n(expletive)."

Reynolds resigned from the NYPD earlier this month.