Tennessee Police Sergeant Arrested for Pointing his Gun at Female Subordinate

Ben Keller

A Tennessee police sergeant was arrested early May 5 for pointing his gun at a subordinate during a dispute.

Metro Nashville Police Sergeant Andrew Injaychock, 42, was arrested early May 5 and now faces aggravated assault with a weapon on a police officer -- a class C felony in Tennessee, which carries up to 25 years in prison.

Before being arrested early Saturday, Injaychock served as the evening supervisor at Midtown Hills Precinct Investigations Unit, according to WSMV.

According to his arrest affidavit, the victim is Metro Nashville police detective Brittany Shoesmith, who attended a meeting with the Midtown Hills Precinct Commander N. Kay Lokey on Friday, May 4.

The affidavit says when the meeting ended, Injaychock, who has since been decommissioned, approached Shoesmith, asking her what was said in the meeting.

During the exchange, Sgt. Injaychock waved his pistol in a threatening manner, the affidavit says.

Shoesmith refused to disclose what was discussed in the meeting and left the room.

Shoesmith returned.

Upon re-entering the room, Injaychock pointed his gun at her chest, demanding she tell him what was discussed in the meeting with their commander.

Commander Lokey learned of the altercation Friday afternoon and decommissioned Injaychock before contacting MNPD's Criminal Investigations Division for an investigation.

After interviewing multiple people, investigators determined Sgt. Injayshock should be formally arrested.

He was released from the Davidson County Jail on Saturday after posting a $15,000 bond.

The investigation into Injayshock's actions will now be investigated by the MNPD's Office of Professional Accountability.

Sgt. Injayshock,was promoted to sergeant in June 2013 and has worked for the Metro Nashville Police Department for 20 years.

Detective Shoesmith was one of three officers awarded "Investigator of the Year" for her work on the stabbing death of Nashville nurse Tiffany Ferguson.

Injaychock is scheduled to appear in court for an initial hearing May 22.

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"aggravated assault with a weapon" is the charge that should be against the Southern California cop who pulled out his gun on another customer at a convenience store. And it should be the same charge whether the victim is a cop or not; equal protection of the laws.

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