Metro police officer charged with domestic assault for allegedly hitting wife

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 1:09pm
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Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson, an officer of the Metro Nashville Police Department, has been booked and charged on a domestic assault charge stemming from an alleged incident in February involving his wife.

An arrest warrant issued early Wednesday charged Johnson with misdemeanor domestic assault.

According to police, Johnson’s wife met with domestic violence detectives Tuesday night and reported that he hit her during an argument in February of this year.

Johnson, 46, is a 24-year veteran of the police department and was last assigned to the Central Precinct. He is being decommissioned as the investigation continues.

28 Comments on this post:

By: karatero on 10/10/12 at 12:29

If this happened in February why is she waiting until now to report this?

By: NewYorker1 on 10/10/12 at 1:08

Girl please. If a man puts his hands on you, report it immediately so that when you kill the SOB in his sleep that same night, you will have a lesser sentence.

By: Ask01 on 10/10/12 at 2:51

I have to wonder myself why the delay in reporting.

It is reasonable, I suppose, to presume she was talking to counsellors who only now convinced her she could make a report, depend on Metro to actually investigate, and not fear for her life because of possible retaliation.

What ever, I hope she extricates herself from the situation and manages to escape the abuse.

Read Nor Stamper's book "Breaking Rank" to delve deeper into the domestic abuse problem within police ranks.

I know, I know, I reference the book often, but it is so refreshing when someone with Mr. Stamper's credentials exposes the inner workings of law enforcement.

By: TITAN1 on 10/10/12 at 2:58

And you believe that stuff? Oh my!

By: TITAN1 on 10/10/12 at 3:01

I'm not for any man hitting a woman and I don't know if this officer is guilty or not, but I know I would not have a negative opinion on a police force just because this guy wrote a book.

By: NewYorker1 on 10/10/12 at 3:14

I HATE cops. I really wish she had killed his @$$.

By: TITAN1 on 10/10/12 at 4:24

Of course you do, NewYorker. With all the tasteless comments you have posted about them, I wouldn't be surprised if they know who you are by now. And that makes me :).

By: Ask01 on 10/10/12 at 4:43

I will admit just because someone publishes a book does not make everything in that book gospel.

However, Mr. Stamper is a former Chief of Police.

That tends to lend much more credence to his book.

Very worth while reading.

By: TITAN1 on 10/10/12 at 8:20

That doesn't make it true for every officer in every precinct. I don't lump people together. Everyone is an individual. The officers I know are good christian men and do their job very well. Officers I don't know but have come into contact with were very courteous and professional. There are good and bad in all walks of life. Try not to paint with such a broad brush.

By: ancienthighway on 10/10/12 at 9:34

How someone presents him or her self in public doesn't necessarily reflect how that person is in private. People in high stress jobs don't always find healthy and safe ways to relieve the stress. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for family members to suffer mental, emotional, or physical abuse because of that stress, especially if alcohol or drug abuse is involved.

Not every police officer, fireman, or soldier has a problem handling the stress of the job, but enough do to make everyone wary of all members of those professions.

By: sonny1024 on 10/11/12 at 4:06

: TITAN1 let me ask you this How many of your police friends have you reported when you saw them doing something wrong? YOU say don't lump them all into one well you have to when one violates the law and 4 more say nothing or lie then you have to put them all into the pie.For the last 8 weeks police have killed someone from a 83-year-old lady to a nude man with no weapons this seems to be the pattern for police to kill quick and then lie to cover it up.WHY IS THAT ?

By: TITAN1 on 10/11/12 at 6:10

Sonny, I haven't reported anyone because I have not seen them do anything wrong. And no, you should not lump anyone together. Treat everyone as an individual because that is what we all are. If you know that the incidents you mentioned are true then present the facts from both sides instead of just saying they happened. Any time I come face to face with an officer I thank him for the job he or she does.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 10/11/12 at 7:38

I'm not a big fan of cops myself and they do some pretty crappy things. That being said, I'd also ask if there is a divorce or child custody litigation going on between them? These kinds of charges are all-too-often brought as leverage in such cases. It is difficult to figure what really happened here.

By: standingonthetop on 10/11/12 at 7:57

The PD brass has been trying to get rid of Andre Johnson for years...apparently they found a way to put pressure on his wife to do him in. For God sake...Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder could see that BS! February?...and its just nowbeing pursued?

By: Ask01 on 10/12/12 at 4:03

Curious, isn't it?

TITAN1 implores us not to lump them all into one garbage bag, yet has no problem lumping them all into one ivory tower.

Which is worse, being cautiously suspicious of these public servants, or blindly trusting?

By: Rasputin72 on 10/12/12 at 4:53

What is it about people who aspire to being a cop make them want to beat somebody?

By: TITAN1 on 10/12/12 at 7:35

Ask01, how long have you had your comprehension problem? In one post I said there is good and bad in all walks of life. In another post I said treat everyone as an individual because that is what we are. That isn't lumping anyone together. I couldn't be any clearer. As I said when I see an officer I thank he or she for their services. If you have a problem with one let he or she know it instead of dragging them through the mud on this board. You are paranoid and it comes from being so negative and hating so much. These public servants put their lives on the line every day because of the crazy good for nothing nut cases out there.

By: ancienthighway on 10/13/12 at 1:12

Titan1, I wonder how that would go...
"Mr. Policeman, I don't like the way you do your job. You are really bad at it."
Before you know it, you are face down on the pavement, cuffed behind the back for Obstruction of Justice and Resisting Arrest. Back up arrives and four officers are standing over you taunting you so they would be justified in pulling their nightsticks out for a beating. How unfortunate that the one dash cam that would have it all on video was blocked by one of the officers.

I be wary first.

By: Rasputin72 on 10/13/12 at 5:52

Ancienthighway............No one will ever be able to be more concise than your two paragraph statement at 2:12 on 10.13/12

There is something sinister and imbalanced going on in the minds of a more than a few cops. Perhaps as much as half.

For those of us who have only received a speeding ticket for 45 mph in a 30 mph zone we are most fortunate.

By: Ask01 on 10/13/12 at 10:30

Funny as it seems, TITAN1, I apparently am not the one with a comprehension problem.

When you consider the number of people who seem to agree with my posts, you must be the one in denial.

By: TITAN1 on 10/13/12 at 2:02

Ask01, what you just said has nothing to do with your previous post, you need to get help with that little problem you have. As for your last post, everyone on this board could agree with you and it still wouldn't make you right. If you have a problem with an officer report him. Oh wait, you can't do that because you think they are all bad. LOL!

By: TITAN1 on 10/13/12 at 2:04

Obey the laws and you will not have a problem.

By: ancienthighway on 10/13/12 at 3:03

By: TITAN1 on 10/12/12 at 8:35

...If you have a problem with one let he or she know it instead of dragging them through the mud on this board...

By: TITAN1 on 10/13/12 at 3:02

...If you have a problem with an officer report him...

You're doing an Etch-A-Sketch here. Which is it?
I think everyone here would agree you don't confront a police officer. Unless you know him or her, you have no idea how he or she will react. Well, maybe not you. You automatically assume you are talking to a good cop that is just not performing his duty properly. I say if it's a good cop, no confrontation is needed because your problem with him or her would not occur. If I have a problem, it's because either I don't understand the law or the cop isn't so good.

By: TITAN1 on 10/14/12 at 5:54

Every time an officer pulls someone over, he or she does not know how THAT person will react. I give the benefit of the doubt to anyone unless THAT person has given me a reason not to. Every person has their own heart.

By: govskeptic on 10/15/12 at 6:02

Titian1, I'm curious if you are the Chaplain for the Dept or the author of
"I'm OK - You're OK" when your not speaking up for everything else the
City is in favor of? These cases of Officers hitting spouses or girlfriends
occur in the news far more often than they should marginalizing the force.

By: TITAN1 on 10/15/12 at 8:51

As I said, there are good and bad in all walks of life. But, the many good and courageous works of the majority of the officers more than out weigh a few bad apples.

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