NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A new photo, discovered by NewsChannel 5 Investigates, shows Nashville's mayor on a taxpayer-funded trip to Paris with the police bodyguard with whom she was having an affair.
Barry was attending a conference last October focusing on urban issues.
And other photos show the two of them in New York last July, taking a tour during a leadership conference. On that day, police sergeant Rob Forrest charged taxpayers for a full day, plus five hours overtime.
Forrest retired effective this week.
But his former boss, Chief Steve Anderson, insisted that he does not believe that taxpayer money has been misspent.
"I don't know that there has been any impropriety in terms of the overtime that we're speaking of," Anderson told NewsChannel 5 Investigates.
"Obviously, there was some improprieties in their personal lives. But in terms of the security detail, I don't have any reason to believe that there was any abuse of the overtime, that the hours reported were in fact hours worked."
When Barry admitted the affair Wednesday to NewsChannel 5, she insisted that she relied on Anderson's advice in the use of security.