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Nashville police officer arrested in Mexico over gun charge now back in US

 Lemandries Hawes
Posted at 2:57 PM, Aug 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-24 23:23:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Nashville police officials confirmed that an officer who was detained in Mexico is now back in the United States.

Authorities arrested Lemandries Hawes in late July for having a personally owned pistol in his checked luggage.

Hawes was hired as a lateral trainee from Memphis last October. He graduated from the MNPD Academy in February 2022.

Since the trip, Hawes has returned home to Nashville. He was decommissioned and is not currently on patrol.

The department is investigating him, with pay. Hawes' future status with the department is dependent upon the results of the investigation.

Police weren't able to give any further information about the case.