Former Metro Nashville Police Department officer Shawn Taylor was handed a nine-day suspension for his actions during a traffic stop involving Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi days before the two were found dead in a condo of the former Titans quarterback.
Taylor is now challenging that suspension — and another nine-day suspension for unrelated comments he made on Myspace — through an appeal in Davidson County Chancery Court.
According to the court filings, Taylor stopped Kazemi after he spotted her driving 54 mph down Broadway. During the stop, he had an allegedly inappropriate conversation with another officer in which he stated he was “just trying to find a DUI.”
Taylor originally told the other officer that McNair was intoxicated, but he still ended up charging Kazemi with a DUI. Two days later, according to police, Kazemi shot and killed McNair before killing herself in the downtown condo.
Administrative Judge Lynn England determined Taylor’s actions to be “unprofessional and irresponsible” in an order on May 31.
The court filings reveal that Taylor also received a 15-day suspension in 2003 for another incident involving McNair.
Taylor currently lives in Attleboro, Mass., according to court documents.