Rookie officer fired for forcefully entering neighbor's home - WKRN News 2

Rookie officer fired for forcefully entering neighbor's home

Posted: Updated: Aug 15, 2012 4:52 PM CDT
Robert Shouse, 39, has been fired after forcing entry into his neighbor's house. Robert Shouse, 39, has been fired after forcing entry into his neighbor's house.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A rookie Metro police officer has been fired after forcing entry into his neighbor's south Nashville home last weekend.

Investigators said Robert Shouse was intoxicated last Sunday afternoon when he knocked vigorously on the 35-year-old woman's back door on Oak Knoll Drive.

He was arrested a short time later on charges of aggravated trespassing and public intoxication.

Shouse, 39, was off duty at the time and decommissioned.

He was fired Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release.
 
According to a previous release, when the victim answered the door, Shouse stated that he was a police officer and needed to come inside.

The victim told police that Shouse appeared dazed and the two struggled as she tried to shut the door and stop him from entering.

The door handle broke and she fled from her home before calling police.

The responding officer saw Shouse inside of the residence and took him into custody.

Prior to the incident, Shouse was working with a field training officer on the east precinct's overnight shift.

He graduated from the Metro Police Academy less than two weeks ago.

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