Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Nashville Police Union probe widens


A TBI investigation involving feuding Metro police unions widened Tuesday as one union's headquarters were raided and officers in two other departments were questioned.

Agents hauled off computer hard drives and files from the Antioch Pike offices of the Teamsters, which took over as the Metro Nashville police union last year in a bitter department election.

A Teamsters representative is being investigated for allegedly concealing cameras at a youth camp run by the ousted Metro union, the Fraternal Order of Police.

Agents have begun questioning law enforcement officers in Memphis and at Nashville's police and sheriff's departments to learn the identities of others believed to be connected to the incident, TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said.