Murfreesboro officer accused of selling bulletproof vest - WKRN News 2

Murfreesboro officer accused of selling department-issued bulletproof vest


A Murfreesboro police officer has been decommissioned following accusations he sold a department-issued bullet proof vest.

According to WGNS Radio, Jason Lower was caught when someone called police to inform them of suspicious activity in the parking lot of Walgreens on Northfield at Memorial Boulevard.

The caller said they saw someone place a "ballistics vest" into the trunk of a car.

Authorities arrived and spoke to the man who reported he had purchased the vest from a Murfreesboro police officer. He said he learned about the vest on a Web site.

The vest was seized and an investigation ensued.

District Attorney General William Whitesell has requested the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation begin an external investigation as the police department investigates internally.

Officer Lower was hired by the Murfreesboro Police Department in 2006.  He is on administrative leave with pay.

*WGNS Radio contributed to this report.

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