Nashville Police Depart­ment places sev­en offi­cers on admin­is­tra­tive assign­ment after release of Covenant School shoot­er man­i­festo

Sev­en Met­ro­pol­i­tan Nashville Police Depart­ment offi­cers have been placed on admin­is­tra­tive assign­ment fol­low­ing the release of pho­tos of writ­ings of the Covenant School shoot­er.
Pub­lic Affairs Direc­tor Don Aaron said in a state­ment to the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er that the deci­sion is not intend­ed as pun­ish­ment but will pro­tect the “integri­ty” of the inves­ti­ga­tion into the man­i­festo’s release.
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“Sev­en indi­vid­u­als are on admin­is­tra­tive assign­ment (absolute­ly non-puni­tive) to pro­tect the integri­ty of the active, pro­gress­ing inves­ti­ga­tion,” Aaron said. “All sev­en have full police pow­er. We are not iden­ti­fy­ing any of the sev­en by name. Not fair to them.”
Admin­is­tra­tive assign­ment is “when an employ­ee has been approved by the appoint­ing author­i­ty to be absent from their nor­mal assigned tour of duty and no oth­er type sta­tus is appro­pri­ate,” accord­ing to the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Nashville Police Depart­ment man­u­al …