Nashville City Paper - August 2, 2010
Police arrested one of their own late Sunday night after the officer’s ex-wife accused him of intimidating her. Metro Officer Derrick Hutchinson, a 12-year veteran of the department, was arrested Sunday night for on a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault by intimidation. Hutchinson was released from jail Monday on $2,500 bond. According to police, Hutchinson’s ex-wife claimed Hutchinson, 42, followed her and her boyfriend when they left church, and after pulling up beside the couple, he mouthed something to them with an angry look on his face. The officer’s ex-wife told police those actions along with other previous unwanted contact following their divorce had caused her to fear her safety. A Metro police media release stated Hutchinson was decommissioned and assigned to desk duty at the Central Precinct.