MNPD Officer Decommissioned After Stealing Water Bottle

Posted at 8:01 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 21:02:29-04

A Metro Nashville Police officer was decommissioned after allegedly taking a water bottle from a business.

Central Precinct Officer Wesley Feinstein decommissioned and assigned to desk duty after taking a bottle of water from the refrigerator of a business while investigating what turned out to be a false burglar alarm.

Feinstein, who graduated from the police academy two years ago, responded to the alarm call at Emma Incorporated on Lea Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. 

Officers found an unsecured door and entered the building to see if anyone was inside. While checking inside the store, officials said Feinstein took a bottle of water from a small refrigerator. 

Another officer who saw it reported Feinstein’s action to a superior. The bottle of water was then found in Feinstein’s patrol car.

Feinstein was immediately relieved of duty Saturday and issued a misdemeanor citation charging him with theft.

The MNPD’s Office of Professional Accountability conducted an administrative investigation of Feinstein.