A Metro Nashville Police Department officer has handed in his resignation after he was caught on camera slamming a woman into a car.
Four-year-veteran Barrett Teague was decommissioned on Jul. 4 after the physical confrontation with a woman at a Nashville gas station the day prior.
Adreneyonia Ensley, 21, wrote on Facebook that Teague parked behind her at the Z Mart gas station because her license plate tags were expired. She said she provided the information and documents he asked for before trying to check the tags for herself when he returned to his car.
She then walks back to her driver's side door before Teague grabs her hands behind her back and attempts to restrain her slamming, Ensley against the car next to hers.
According to News Channel 5, Teague's resignation ended the department's administrative investigation. However, detectives are completing a criminal investigation into his actions which they say will be staffed with the District Attorney's Office.
Citations given to Ensley and her boyfriend for resisting arrest during the incident have been dropped.
"While we are satisfied with this administrative resolution, we believe that it is most important that the MNPD make an immediate request to the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission to full decertify Officer Teague. Decertification will assure that Officer Teague can no longer work as a police officer in the state of Tennessee,"
the Community Oversight Board said in a statement to News 4.
"Officer Teague's resignation from MNPD effectively ends the Community Oversight Board's misconduct investigation. However, for civilian oversight to be truly effective, it must identify and address systemic failures rather than proceed solely on a case-by-case basis. Towards that end, the Community Oversight Board will continue to review this incident to determine if there were any systemic issues related to MNPD policy, practice, or training that might have contributed to the conduct depicted in the video of July 3, 2019. If the Community Oversight Board identifies any areas of concern in MNPD policies or practices, we will recommend improvements to deter any similar acts of misconduct from occurring in the future."