MNPD officer cleared after being accused of aggravated assault

Investigation shows officer was defending herself
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Posted at 9:31 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 11:15:53-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Metro police officer is expected to be back on the job after she was cleared of any charges following an allegation of aggravated assault.

Officer Myriah Iles was decommissioned in October after she was alleged to have gotten into a fight, knocking out another woman.

An investigation revealed Iles was defending herself after she was confronted by a group of people who saw Iles carrying her friend over her shoulder.

The investigation showed Iles committed no crime or violation of MNPD policy.

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Officer Myriah Iles

MNPD say the aggravated assault charge was dismissed Wednesday for failure to prosecute. The District Attroney's Office said the woman who Iles got into the altercation with recanted her version of what happened.

Police officials say the department's final review of the matter is in process.