Metro Police are Investigating a Rookie who Came to Work Intoxicated
Updated: Monday, June 16 2014, 01:34 AM CDT
A Metro police officer is in trouble for reporting for duty
Officer Nathan Silvers is under investigation for showing up
at the South police precinct drunk and carrying a gun. The 33 year old
admitted to drinking several beers.
Supervisors allegedly noticed Silvers was intoxicated. Before the midnight shift, he was decommissioned
and driven to his home and told to report to headquarters Monday.
It wasn't until this afternoon that Silvers was booked on DUI, unlawful gun possession while under influence and violation of implied
consent. Silvers has been on the force for 7 months.
Police chief Steve Anderson has launched an internal
investigation into why Silvers was not immediately arrested. Pending a full review by the office of professional
accountability, Captain Kenny Dyer and Sgt Terrence Bradley have been decommissioned.