Constituent refutes Murray's harassment complaint

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 10:45pm

The East Nashville property owner named in a harassment complaint filed by District 5 Metro Councilwoman Pam Murray, said he only contacted the second-term legislator twice before she called Metro Police and filed the report.

According to the police report filed Friday, Murray claimed that Mike Peden had been “repeatedly calling her place of business about Council issues.”

Peden, who owns a piece of property in East Nashville, said he called the Sunshine Treatment Institute in Detroit to ask how the clinic is able to dispense methadone to its patients if its on-staff social worker — Murray — isn’t there.

Murray has contended she spends most of the time in Nashville and not in Detroit, which is contrary to a report by NewsChannel 5’s Phil Williams.

Murray has been under fire in recent months and is now the subject of a recall effort by her East Nashville constituents.

When Peden asked his question, he said a social worker at the methadone clinic hung up the phone. He called back and, when no one answered, he said he left a voicemail.

Minutes later Peden said he received a phone call from Murray, who he says was hostile and shouting. Murray later filed a police report claiming harassment, although she elected not to pursue an order of protection against Peden.

Murray filed another harassment complaint about an hour after the first, police said. This second complaint was against Amy Bryson. Police said she did not pursue an order of protection in that case either.

As was first reported by The City Paper, a group of East Nashville residents is working to recall Murray. The recall effort needs nearly 1,000 signatures of District 5 voters in order to force a recall election.

Murray could not be reached for comment for this story.

8 Comments on this post:

By: eastnashville37207 on 8/26/09 at 4:14

Having Murray as a neighbor I can honestly say that Pam Murray was hardly ever at the house on Stockell. Her kids stayed in the house where at times there was some illegal activity going on and no mother to be found. She was always out of state and would never returned calls to the majority of neighbors. Even stopped numerous times at the PAL and Pam was never there either. Her girlfriends would lie to Pam's where abouts. 90% of all the neighborhood meetings Murray was never there unless we had city officials in for meetings than she would make an appearance for show.
Murray loathed the white people who bought and moved into her district/neighborhood and the scene was more than ugly at times. She didn't talk as Council Person should but instead sounded like the street thugs surrounding our homes.
Will be pleased when she is gone.

By: frank brown on 8/26/09 at 6:50

The underclass is growing leaps and bounds. What would Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson think about this woman and the people who elected her? I can tell you what they ought to say. "This is what you can get with a democracy"

By: idgaf on 8/26/09 at 7:11

The woman is arrogant and her actions are unpresedented and should move the recall movement forward.

By: blktenn on 8/26/09 at 7:38

Here is a chance to put down another "N" Hurry everyone jump right in !!!

By: TITAN1 on 8/26/09 at 8:32

NCP, please tell me why you don't ban this racist, blktenn? Even if he does this to only act like he is a racist, you should ban him. JMO!

By: idgaf on 8/26/09 at 10:48

You are judged by the on the content of your character , not the color of your skin and her character stinks.

(paraphrasing MLK)

By: Alphadog7 on 8/26/09 at 11:08

Yeah let me tell you, Amy Bryson is one harassing and menacing character, watch out for her!!! LOL

Seriously, it sounds like Councilwoman Murray is suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. What else could explain irrational misuse of the system on so many levels to achieve her own agenda?

"blktenn" you are part of the problem. Do you think Murray should get away with her misdeeds because of her skin color? That is a pretty racist notion if so. Or maybe you are Pam Murray? Maybe you should work to end racism instead of perpetuating it.

By: LauraK on 8/27/09 at 9:23

This woman is a crook that knows how to work the system.

These are the same "ghetto" tactics that are used all the time by folks setting up for a divorce. It is essentially an abuse of the system. First you get the cops involved in a little "he said, she said." Then you get DCS involved because of the "criminal complaints." Then you apply for some sort of order of protection because of the DCS/police involvement.

Pam is doing what she has always done: first she sics the PoPo on her enemies. If that doesn't work, she sends out the various thugs she knows. Bryson and Peden should make sure that their homeowners and car insurance is paid up.