Millersville officers say they're being retaliated against as TBI investigates assistant chief

Posted at 6:15 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 23:05:43-04

MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Millersville Police officers claim they're being retaliated against for their alleged roles in an investigation of the department's assistant police. At least three officers are being represented by a Nashville attorney.

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation last month into an alleged domestic assault involving Assistant Police Chief Dustin Carr.

The investigation is still ongoing, but officers say Carr is working as usual and they want to know why. We asked the police department and the city manager’s office what the policy is for officers working while under investigation.

They responded only by confirming they know about the investigation, but haven’t been provided any information related to the investigation by the TBI.

In the meantime, Millersville officers say they’ve been told to share with their superiors what they told the TBI or face being fired. One officer was fired just days after being questioned.

The alleged wrongdoing inside the police department has prompted members of the People’s Plaza to take action.

This Thursday evening, they’re planning to protest outside of Millersville City Hall between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. They’re calling for the termination of Police Chief Mark Palmer and Assistant Chief Carr.

This is a developing story. We will provide updates as soon as more information is made available.