Nashville Police Officer Decommissioned; Under Investigation for Facebook Post

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson this afternoon directed that Hermitage Precinct midnight shift Officer Anthony Venable be immediately decommissioned pending the results of an internal investigation into a post he made from his personal Facebook account referencing the police-involved shooting in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, the city of Nashville reported on its website. Hermitage Precinct supervisors became aware of the post at 3 p.m., in which Venable, during a Facebook conversation, wrote, “Yeah. I would have done 5,” an apparent reference to the number of shots in the Minnesota case. When questioned by a supervisor late this afternoon, Venable acknowledged the post, but said it was a form of sarcasm directed at a person with whom he was electronically conversing on Facebook.

Source: Nashville | Officer Anthony Venable Decommissioned; Under Investigation for Facebook Post

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