Metro officer decommissioned, arrested after reported assault

Julian Pirtle (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Metro officer was decommissioned and arrested on charges of aggravated domestic assault Tuesday night.

Police reported 35-year-old Julian Pirtle strangled his girlfriend at her home on May 2.

Pirtle then allegedly went to her workplace where she recorded a conversation, during which she confronted him about the assault.

Statements heard on the recording reportedly corroborate the victim’s allegations.

Pirtle, a 10-year police department veteran, had been serving as a school resource officer and is now under investigation by the department.

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