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Veteran Culver Detective Arrested in Nashville


January 24, 2013

Detective Ryan Thompson, 33, a 10-year veteran of the Culver City Police Department was arrested early Monday morning in Nashville.

Culver City Police confirm the arrest.

Ryan and a fellow CCPD officer were in Music City to pick up a prisoner at the Metro jail.

WKRN-TV News in Nashville reported Ryan was charged with public intoxication after he was escorted out of Bailey's Irish Pub on Lower Broadway.

The arrest report said, Thompson was "banging on the front window" after he was forced to leave. He then "walked into the back door of the business and was wandering around the kitchen area."

A responding Metro officer found Thompson "unsteady on his feet" and using "extremely slurred speech."

Thompson was deemed a "danger to himself and others" and arrested.

While in the sally port of the Criminal Justice Center, Thompson became "increasingly belligerent" and made threats against the arresting officer's family on multiple occasions, according to the affidavit.

The arresting officer reported Thompson said, "I can't wait to get a hold of your son."

When the officer asked if he was threatening his family, Thompson replied, "I'm not threatening your family but I'm going to f*^# them up."

Thompson was booked into the Metro jail and has since been released. According to the criminal court clerk's Web site midday Monday, the charge has been dismissed.

Culver City Police Chief Don Pederson issued the following statement regarding the matter

While in Nashville Tennessee, Detective Ryan Thompson, a member of the Culver City Police Department for 10 years was arrested for public intoxication.

Members of the Culver City Police Department have been in contact with the Nashville Police and we are fully cooperating with them.

Law Enforcement Officers are expected to use good judgment and act professionally at all times.

We are extremely disappointed when the actions of our officers come into question. We have already begun what will be a thorough and comprehensive personnel investigation into the matter.

At the conclusion of our investigation the appropriate action will be taken.

Since this is a confidential personnel matter we are very limited as to what information will be released.


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