By RICHEL ALBRIGHT
On Nov. 2, 2013, an off-duty Franklin Police Officer was found unconscious, intoxicated in his car outside a local bar, but what happened next caused readers to ask, eWhates up with that?e
On Nov. 2, 2013 an off-duty Franklin Police Officer was found unconscious, intoxicated in his car outside a local bar, but what happened next caused readers to ask, eWhates up with that?e
Officer Brent Rose was discovered in his vehicle outside of Tin Roof 2 on Carothers Parkway by Sgt. JP Taylor. Instead of placing him under arrest for driving under the influence, Taylor called a sober ride for Rose.
eAfter consulting with the District Attorneyes Office, criminal charges will not be sought,e Franklin Police Department Sgt. Charles Warner said. eAny evidence that existed when this actually occurred no longer exists. The Brent Rose matter has been administratively investigated and handled.
“There will be no additional follow-up, outside of Rosees mandatory adherence to the restrictions placed on him as part of his punishment.e
Rose was placed on a five-day, unpaid suspension. He is also required to participate in up to six random alcohol/drug tests at the cityes discretion within the next 12 months. Officer Rose will not be allowed to continue in his role as a DUI instructor.
eChief [David] Rahinsky does not agree with the decision that Sgt. Taylor made, to not arrest Brent Rose,e Warner said. eDisciplinary hearings for Sgt. Taylor and Ofc. Valentinees handling of that matter will be scheduled.e
Warner said Valentine responded to Taylores radio call regarding an unconscious person, who was later determined to be Rose.
eChief Rahinsky is in the process of finalizing a new policy that will require on-duty officers who encounter suspected impaired drivers, who are fellow-employees, to contact an outside agency to handle,e Warner said. eOur current procedure of contacting the Williamson County Sheriffes Department or Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate officer-involved crashes will soon be broadened to include suspected incidences of DUI by employees.e