Reason for the presence of a police officer in court

JANET WYATT filed this request with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department of Nashville, TN.
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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Explanation of a police officer attending a landlord court hearing. I was in court as a landlord taking a tenant to court for nonpayment of rent. My request is to find out why there was a police officer present in the courtroom during my hearing. The judge asked why he was there. I did not find out what the reason was. Here are the details:

Janet Wyatt vs Cynthia Fink
Davidson County General Sessions Court
Nashville, TN
Nov. 6, 2008

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.



From: Hagar, Mike (MNPD)


I cannot locate any records of an officers attendance at this court appearance. If you have additional information, such as officer name or more details about the responses by the officer upon inquiry by the judge, I can research further.

Captain Mike Hagar
Strategic Development Division
Metro Nashville Police Department
200 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-7790


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