Metro Nashville Police (MNPD) Chief John Drake today announced that five people will lead an After Action Review of the MNPD’s response to bombing suspect Anthony Warner’s Bakertown Road home in August 2019.
Three of the five people come from outside the police department.
This, according to a press release that MNPD officials published on the Metro Nashville Government’s website.
Authorities said Warner caused a massive Christmas Day explosion that damaged at least 41 businesses on Second Avenue and collapsed one building.
“These five persons will meet with the officers involved in the near future, hear the information they had in August 2019, and what they did at the time based on that information,” Drake said in the press release.
“The review will focus specifically on 2019 to determine whether any gaps existed from which we can learn moving forward. I thank these five persons for taking part in the After Action Review and I look forward to their report.”
Deputy Chief Dwayne Greene and attorney/Professional Standards Division head Kathy Morante will join in the review. Nashville attorney and former United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Ed Yarbrough will also join as will Community Oversight Board Executive Director Jill Fitcheard. The press release said that Metro Council Member Jennifer Gamble, chair of the Public Safety Committee, will also participate.
As The Tennessee Star reported last week, MNPD were called by an attorney to address a suicidal woman with two guns last August. The woman at the scene was Pamela Perry, Warner’s girlfriend at the time. She reported to police that Warner was making bombs in his RV trailer, and stated that both guns belonged to him. Attorney Raymond Throckmorton III reportedly represented both Warner and Perry.
After that day, Drake stated that the officers couldn’t discover any past arrest or military records on Warner. He alleged that Throckmorton warned the responding officers that they shouldn’t attempt to look inside the RV because “Warner did not care for the police” and he wouldn’t be able to convince Warner to allow police to do a search.
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