Metro Police Captain, under sex assault investigation by TBI, resigns over unrelated violation

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Metro Police Captain Jason Reinbold (Source: MNPD)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Metro police captain tendered his resignation to the force Wednesday, November 18.

Captain Jason Reinbold, a 25-year veteran with the Metro Nashville Police Department, acknowledged in his resignation that he has accepted his ten-day suspension to resolve an investigation by the Office of Professional Accountability.

The investigation concerned “his unauthorized copying of files while inspecting them off-duty per a Public Records Request he made as a citizen.  This occurred while viewing the files on a public computer terminal,” and email from MNPD stated.

In his letter, Reinbold says he will begin retirement “immediately.” His last official day with Metro police will be Friday, November 27.

He is also at the center of an investigation into sexual assault after allegations were brought forth last summer by a female detective.

The detective accused Reinbold of asking to touch her breasts in 2016.

Back in August, News 2 obtained Captain Reinbold’s Metro Human Resources report. Fact-checkers at the time were not able to confirm the allegations due to a lack of witnesses or evidence. However, the department was directed to make sure all employees were required to report any cases of sexual harassment.

The group Silent No Longer called the resignation a win for the employees of Metro police in a tweet.

During his time with Metro police, Reinbold held the titles of Field Operations Executive Officer, Director of Training, Commander of the Central Precinct, and was a Criminal Investigations Field Supervisor. You can read his resignation letter below. App Users, click here.

NOTE: This article was updated from an original version that reported the investigation by the Office of Professional Accountability was tied to the sexual assault investigation. The report has been updated to reflect the subject matter of the investigation.

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