An off-duty Metro police officer faces misdemeanor domestic assault charges after his girlfriend alleged that he hit her in the face at his apartment in South Nashville.
Brandon D. Smith, 35, a four-year police department veteran, has been suspended and will now be the subject of a separate administrative investigation by the police department.
Detectives arrested Smith Sunday morning. He later was released on $1,000 bond.
According to police, the 29-year-old woman told them an argument between the couple began at a Bellevue pub and continued after they left. She called police from Smith’s apartment to report being assaulted.