NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – A second Metro Police officer was decommissioned after being arrested on domestic assault charges over the weekend.
Officials said Patrol Officer Albert Ridgeway was decommissioned following an investigation into a domestic assault that took place on Sunday. According to documents, Ridgeway pushed his girlfriend down several times during an argument at their home in Mt. Juliet. She called police and filed charges against Ridgeway.
Ridgeway was a six-year veteran officer. He had been assigned to the Central Precinct.
Police said that Ridgeway was actually the second Metro Officer to be arrested on Sunday. An off-duty probationary officer, Robert Shouse, was charged with aggravated criminal trespassing and public intoxication.
“The alleged actions and continued employment of these two individuals are being closely reviewed by this police department,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “The reported actions giving rise to their arrests are not at all representative of our more than 1,800 very dedicated and committed employees.”