Metro officer charged with domestic assault resigns

Posted at 7:52 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 20:52:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A recently decommissioned Metro Nashville police officer resigned from duty on Monday morning following charges of domestic assault.

Police said 32-year-old Gardiner Bradley, who had been an officer less than 18 months, was arrested Friday.

He's accused of getting in an argument with a woman he was dating and refusing to leave her apartment on September 12. Police said Bradley knocked a cellphone out of the woman's hand when she tried to call 911 and held her arm under water in an attempt to interrupt her smartwatch's Bluetooth connection.

Bradley was decommissioned from the department on the first day of the investigation. He surrendered to warrants for his arrest on September 20 before resigning from the police department on September 23.

He was charged with domestic assault, interference with a 911 call and vandalism.

Police said Bradley graduated from Metro Nashville Police Department academy in April 2018. He was assigned to the north precinct.