Nashville Woman Claims Racial Profiling Led to Assault by Police

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(Adreneyonia Ensley / Facebook)

A Black woman in Nashville, Tennessee has accused a Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) officer of racially profiling her during a traffic stop after video of the violent interaction surfaced. The video has sparked at least two investigations into Officer Barrett Teague’s conduct and has prompted the police department to decommission him.

Adreneyonia Ensley was with her family at a Z-Mart on Dickerson Road on July 3 when they were approached by an unmarked MNPD squad car, Ensley told WTVF. Ensley said the family had stopped at the gas station to buy some drinks but was instead pulled over by Teague, who claimed their vehicle’s tags were expired.

But Ensley said her tags were not expired. “I just went and peeked and walked back to the car and by the time I got to my seat he came up from behind me,” she told the…

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