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STUNNING revelations in the Jack Byrd case.. 

June 12, 2015

  WOW! Warden Hall has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel! The nashville scene is doing major work uncovering the lies, deception, and the conspiracy to assassinate Jack Byrd by Warden Hall! The entire story is below.. We would like to point out that Warden Hall CLAIMS that two deputies wrote statements this week, claiming Byrd claimed he was going to get fired in order to sue the agency.. First off these two deputies claim to have heard this, NOT FROM BYRD, but from a third party, second the deputies James and Shelly Spurlock.. Are none other than the SISTER AND BROTHER IN LAW OF CORLEY PEARSON, the supervisor who claims Byrd ‘blackmailed’ him! This is turning into a carnival for all of us who want to see Warden Hall out of office! Enjoy 🙂
http://m.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2015/06/12/digging-into-the-sheriffs-statements-about-a-deputy

The dispute between Jack Byrd and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office stems almost entirely from one conversation between Byrd and a superior on Thursday, May 28.


Byrd says that, on that day, Corley Pearson, director of the DCSO’s armed services division, pressured him to sign a letter supporting a proposal to relocate DCSO operations and a jail from downtown to southeast Nashville (a proposal that has since been rejected by the Metro Council). When he objected, Byrd says Pearson strongly suggested that his career would be in jeopardy. The sheriff’s office denies this. Byrd also says that later in that same conversation, he disclosed allegations of misconduct within the office that had been brought to him a co-worker; he says he sought Pearson’s advice about how to handle the allegations (which he has since brought to the District Attorney’s office). The sheriff’s office — Sheriff Daron Hall himself, in fact — says that Byrd actually used that information to blackmail Pearson. Byrd denies that. And on and on. (We get deeper into those claims and counter-claims in this week’s print issue.)


That dispute is largely Byrd’s word versus the sheriff’s. As of yet, no other DCSO employees have come forward to corroborate Byrd’s version of events — a fact that could be used to support either side’s case. But in the course of responding to Byrd’s claims, Hall has made various claims of his own about Byrd’s personal history at the agency and outside of it. In an effort to vet those claims, the Scene requested and obtained Byrd’s personnel file from the DCSO, as well as other documents. They don’t answer every question in this story, but they do appear to reveal several of the sheriff’s statements about Byrd to be misleading, at best.


In repeated interactions with the Scene regarding Byrd’s claims, Hall and the sheriff’s office have conceded that the agency has never taken disciplinary action against Byrd. But they have repeatedly referenced “numerous” investigations into Byrd during his time at the office. When the Scene first spoke to Hall a week ago, the sheriff said that Byrd has had “multiple run-ins with the system.” In the only other cases in which he shared specifics, Hall’s assertions don’t appear to check out fully (more on that later).


“I’m not sitting here telling you that he has a history that is a progressive discipline problem, but I will tell you comfortably that he has been investigated multiple times and in this situation he is well aware that he is going to be terminated,” Hall said then.


Earlier this week, in response to a list of questions from the Scene regarding Byrd’s time at the agency, the investigations came up again. One of those instances was in response to a question about whether Byrd had been under investigation prior to the notice he received on June 4. Hall, through a spokeswoman, said that Byrd “been under investigation numerous times during his short tenure with our agency.” In another question, the Scene asked the sheriff to respond to Byrd’s claim that although he had indeed been under investigation in the past, he had been cleared of wrongdoing in each case.


Their response: “Although he has not received any disciplinary action at our agency, he has been under investigation multiple times. One of these investigations resulted in his termination from another law enforcement agency (Wilson County Sheriff).”


Those responses all came on Tuesday, before the Scene had received the copy of Byrd’s personnel file which we had requested from the DCSO. On Wednesday, we received his file, which includes several performance evaluations and documentation of the aforementioned investigations.


His performance evaluations are all positive and only get increasingly better as time goes on. An evaluation covering the first half of 2013 gave him perfect scores (a 3 out of 3) for Compliance With Instruction, Initiative, and Peer Relations. On the same evaluation, he received a 2.9 for Leadership:


“Cpl. Byrd has demonstrated on a consistent basis that he is very capable of taking charge of situations and making decisions based on policy and procedures,” a comment on the evaluation reads. “Cpl. Byrd has exceeded all expectations in this area.”


A more recent evaluation contains similar praise, with high scores in categories from Decision Making to Public Relations to the cleanliness of his work area. Byrd has also been awarded by the sheriff’s office for his service in the community. Last year he was trusted with organizing and raising money for a staff appreciation dinner. Byrd shared with the Scene a letter written directly to him from Hall in May 2014, in which the sheriff praises his efforts and notes that he had recently been recognized as the Officer of the Month and goes on to present him with the DCSO Outstanding Service Ribbon. Byrd was trusted with the dinner again earlier this year.


The file includes three memos detailing investigation into Byrd’s conduct. Two of those investigation stemmed from allegations made by inmates in 2013. In both cases, the allegations were determined to be unfounded by an investigator citing, among other things, video evidence. A third involves a situation where Byrd was in uniform in another county while off duty, but there too, no disciplinary action was taken. You can read those memos here in there entirety.


When the Scene spoke to Hall last Friday, he said that Byrd had been investigated while working for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. That came up again earlier this week, when the sheriff’s office responded to one of the Scene’s questions with a statement noting that one of the multiple investigates into Byrd had “resulted in his termination from another law enforcement agency (Wilson County Sheriff).”


Byrd describes that situation differently and the documentation would seem to back him up. He says he had been an unpaid volunteer reserve deputy in Wilson County and that he resigned that position after an inquiry — which is less serious than an official investigation — regarding whether he was working in Wilson County when he should have been on duty in Davidson County had harmed his reputation in that office.


Byrd’s personnel file includes a letter from Byron Grizzle, director of human resources at the DCSO, to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan. Grizzle, who says he is writing at Byrd’s request, informs Bryan in the letter that he had completed his review of the matter and that Byrd was “not subject to disciplinary action, nor is disciplinary action predicted.”


In their interactions with the Scene, the sheriff’s office has seemingly made a point to reference instances that might cast Byrd in a negative light, even if they appear to include no wrongdoing on Byrd’s part. In his first response to Byrd’s allegations, for instance, Hall made reference to a recent break in at Byrd’s home.


“Just a couple months ago his house was broken into, grenades were stolen, guns were stolen out of his house,” Hall said. “It was, on our account, it was a little uncomfortable for what all we heard and understood he had stolen from his house because he has a responsibility to us. We checked on that. Never was completely resolved. We can’t prove he did anything wrong, it was a very unusual situation.”


The story is true, although it’s not exactly clear how it’s relevant to the current dispute.


Along with their statements to the Scene earlier this week, the sheriff’s office noted that they had “signed statements from two employees who were told on May 20, eight days prior to the meeting with Mr. Pearson, that Jack Byrd wanted to be terminated in order to be able to sue the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.” When the Scene asked to see those letters, DCSO spokeswoman Melinda McDowell said she couldn’t release them because they were “part of the ongoing investigation.”


The Scene has since obtained copies of those letters from Byrd. They are written by James Spurlock and Shelley Spurlock, each claiming that CJC Administrator Dan Weikal, who has since resigned from that position, had told them that Byrd was hoping to get fired so that he could sue the DCSO. (Interestingly, James Spurlock’s statement notes vaguely that Weikal “had just resigned and was not happy about having to do so.”)


What the sheriff’s office didn’t mention was a third statement, this one by Chief Deputy John Ford. In that statement dated June 9 — the same day that the sheriff’s office informed the Scene of the other statements — Ford says that he spoke to Weikal, and asked him if he had made such a statement regarding Byrd’s intent to get fired. Ford writes that Weikal denied it entirely.


“He stated that he had not made that statement and never heard Jack say that,” Ford writes. “He stated that he was staying as far away from Jack as he could so he was not drug into it. I told him that was probably a good idea.”

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31 Comments
  1. Love you too :) permalink

    Stone admits her Taylor and Brown agreed termination against Clark was only solution. She admits it was due to filing a police report and claiming IOD injuries. Both are protected under retaliation laws. WONDER why all 3 covered up the police report fact in their summary statements? Did the omission of this fact show they intended to violate the law? Do they understand this law listed below and how Hall and Ford now have a potential role. If the law was broken and they knew or gave the orders… WELL lets say that doesn’t look well for their character or position. Did someone pressure the CSC member to do a 180 degree flip with no new evidence? Did someone pressure a Judge to ignore the retaliation evidence and admissions by Stone? Did these people conspire when they upheld Metro Legals request to suppress the evidence specifically relating to the retaliation? Wonder what statue of limitation is on filing complaints? hmmm…

    39-16-402. Official misconduct.

    (a) A public servant commits an offense who, with intent to obtain a benefit or to harm another, intentionally or knowingly:

    (1) Commits an act relating to the servant’s office or employment that constitutes an unauthorized exercise of official power;

    (2) Commits an act under color of office or employment that exceeds the servant’s official power;

    (3) Refrains from performing a duty that is imposed by law or that is clearly inherent in the nature of the public servant’s office or employment;

    (4) Violates a law relating to the public servant’s office or employment; or

    (5) Receives any benefit not otherwise authorized by law.

    (b) For purposes of subdivision (a)(2), a public servant commits an act under color of office or employment who acts or purports to act in an official capacity or takes advantage of the actual or purported capacity.

    (c) It is a defense to prosecution for this offense that the benefit involved was a trivial benefit incidental to personal, professional or business contact, and involved no substantial risk of undermining official impartiality.

    (d) An offense under this section is a Class E felony.

    (e) Charges for official misconduct may be brought only by indictment, presentment or criminal information; provided, that nothing in this section shall deny a person from pursuing other criminal charges by affidavit of complaint.

    • Love you too :) permalink

      Statues help you escape this class E felony unless there is another act relating to the crime afterwards. But I am sure there is another violation coming within the 2 year limitation?
      In any case it is always good for testimony and character reference in a court room for up to 10 years.

  2. Love you too :) permalink

    I wonder if those who had knowledge and did not report the criminal act and had a duty to report the criminal act can be classified as OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT? Hall, Ford, Metro Legal, Admin, CSC, Judge, etc? I will find the law this will cover

    • deltaforce permalink

      Why did the chancery court uphold your termination? Because you cursed out a adjuster, called a Dr a quack…because you disagree with their medical expertise? And you are on here preaching the word of God. You are a hypocritical arse. Pride is not Christian like and you think you are right even over the doctors and now even a chancery judge.Calling people MF in your league was not Christian like either. So stop with the lies false prophet.

  3. Raines and Lassiter permalink

    We are at the buffet if anyone needs us.

  4. Melinda McDowll permalink

    As the DCSO new communication director I advise you all to stop commenting and take this blog down. My husband works in warrants and I will have him send SORT to your house. My husband is always doing curls in the weight room. He is the guy with the dirty white undershirt and the horrendous pit stains on his shirt.

  5. B Mills permalink

    Yall are hilarious! I love reading this site! Reminds me of how happy I am to be away from that place.

  6. Master Blaster permalink

    We want justice…. We want Thunderdome !!!

  7. Here you go permalink

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fkqxhwg1vugjiyv/AADAiNsJuPSRDuj-o1NFx4jIa?dl=0

    Stick with the Truth and define the real facts. You will discover the end is near for this corrupt system. If they investigate with any serious message you will see judges, attorneys, and administration feel this nightmare. Even rats jump off a sinking ship.

    • deltaforce permalink

      So, you are claiming you are right that the admin, lawyers, and judges are wrong? And you really think this was a planned attack?. Bull. You started that skirmish and kicked Perletta. Then you got your ass kicked and filed assault charges for a training exercise. how did that turn out for you

      • Katey Stoned permalink

        https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fkqxhwg1vugjiyv/AABF489gLXerlv8gUYM2-Xrca/Ruling%2009-2013.pdf?dl=0

        According to this link in the drop box evidence The Judge ruled in the hearing that the DCSO disciplinary board violated State Criminal Code based on the testimony on the stand under oath of Katie Stone as you can see on page 14 of “The Judges Ruling” Any Judge , Attorney or anyone else trying to remove or hide testimony under oath that is a criminal code violation is obstructing justice. Violating any of those laws in the performance of your job is “Official Misconduct” which is a felony. This is why the Media, City Council, State and Federal Officials are so interested in this evidence. The incident between Clark and Peralta is irrelevant. This info is toxic for Daron and John who went on the News and made statements that can be destroyed by this evidence. It also opened the door for these interested parties to want to hear stories of a MUCH more serious legal nature. Clark thanks for posting this political noose. Thanks to the many people who contacted the news and other agencies. Thanks to this blog for all their hard work and last of all…… Katie thanks for what you do !

    • Cobra Commander permalink

      Clark, come on man.. Nobody attacked you. Y’all were in the dojo and it got heated. Shit happens

      • Anonymous permalink

        I wish that was true. But it is what it is bro.

    • Johnny Football permalink

      They screwed Clark. Regardless of what you think about him, I know he’s an easy target, but he has a right to fill out a police report if he feels he was wronged. It’s the police’s job to see if a crime was committed. Personally, I feel Clark was stupid to call the cops, they both acted like idiots in the dojo. But, you can’t deny that admin straight goofed in their investigation. Feggins comes into IA saying Clark is lying about being unconcious. Hell he can’t even stay conscious at work! There is pics of him asleep on this blog looking like a damn corpse.

      • Anonymous permalink

        Just finished part 1 of 10. Just warming up for Metro politics. Wait until you see the conspiring to cover up a criminal act in part 2. The evidence is very interesting. I will be defining the laws with the evidence. We will try to define the duty to perform and official misconduct with some teeth. The policy violations will read like a book when I finish. You may be interested in some emails by Metro legal threatening action against me over this blog. Sounds like my old boss flipped out. Guess Jack Byrd is getting to him. Best of wishes Jack. If you need any supporting evidence feel free to call. They use the same methods against everyone. But they have a special love/hate for me. XOXOXO and see you soon 🙂
        if it helps, I really love my current team. Knowing you are appreciated and valued by your team means a lot… Haven’t felt that good since CDF and Lt Lovell and Lt Abernathy and team. Those were some good days. Thanks for the memories.

      • Miss me :) permalink

        When Katey Stone, Harold Taylor and Chris Brown conspired to terminate Clark, They did so with understanding he file a police report. They did not reference this in their summary statements intentionally to cover it up. When Stone acknowledged this fact in court it was a clear admission they retaliated and covered it up. FELONY 1 Below Conspiracy next

        39-16-402 – Official misconduct.
        (a) A public servant commits an offense (RETALIATION) who, with intent to obtain a benefit or to harm another, intentionally or knowingly:
        (1) Commits an act relating to the servant’s office or employment that constitutes an unauthorized exercise of official power; (CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT AN ILLEGAL ACT, VIOLATING STATE OR FEDERAL LAW)
        (2) Commits an act under color of office or employment that exceeds the servant’s official power;
        (3) Refrains from performing a duty that is imposed by law or that is clearly inherent in the nature of the public servant’s office or employment;
        (4) Violates a law relating to the public servant’s office or employment; or
        (5) Receives any benefit not otherwise authorized by law.
        (b) For purposes of subdivision (a)(2), a public servant commits an act under color of office or employment who acts or purports to act in an official capacity or takes advantage of the actual or purported capacity.
        (c) It is a defense to prosecution for this offense that the benefit involved was a trivial benefit incidental to personal, professional or business contact, and involved no substantial risk of undermining official impartiality.
        (d) An offense under this section is a Class E felony.
        (e) Charges for official misconduct may be brought only by indictment, presentment or criminal information; provided, that nothing in this section shall deny a person from pursuing other criminal charges by affidavit of complaint.

      • Love you too :) permalink

        Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-2-101, et seq.

        Felonies

        Offenses punishable with death or by imprisonment in the penitentiary during life: no limit

        Class A felony: within 15 years

        Class B felony: within eight years

        Class C or Class D felony: within four years

        Class E felony: within two years

    • Love you too :) permalink

      When Katey Stone, Harold Taylor, Chris Brown were assigned to terminate Clark by Chief Deputy Ford they committed the illegal act with official misconduct and lets see if this shoe fits 🙂
      When Chief Deputy Ford called me to tell me His Legal Counsel (Stone) was present and I was not to contact him anymore as he contacted Investigation to start another highly questionable investigation with several illegal actions lets start with this law 🙂

      39-12-103. Criminal conspiracy.

      (a) The offense of conspiracy is committed if two (2) or more people, each having the culpable mental state required for the offense that is the object of the conspiracy, and each acting for the purpose of promoting or facilitating commission of an offense, agree that one (1) or more of them will engage in conduct that constitutes the offense.

      (b) If a person guilty of conspiracy, as defined in subsection (a), knows that another with whom the person conspires to commit an offense has conspired with one (1) or more other people to commit the same offense, the person is guilty of conspiring with the other person or persons, whether or not their identity is known, to commit the offense.

      (c) If a person conspires to commit a number of offenses, the person is guilty of only one (1) conspiracy, so long as the multiple offenses are the object of the same agreement or continuous conspiratorial relationship.

      (d) No person may be convicted of conspiracy to commit an offense, unless an overt act in pursuance of the conspiracy is alleged and proved to have been done by the person or by another with whom the person conspired.

      (e) (1) Conspiracy is a continuing course of conduct that terminates when the objectives of the conspiracy are completed or the agreement that they be completed is abandoned by the person and by those with whom the person conspired. The objectives of the conspiracy include, but are not limited to, escape from the crime, distribution of the proceeds of the crime, and measures, other than silence, for concealing the crime or obstructing justice in relation to it.

      (2) Abandonment of a conspiracy is presumed if neither the person nor anyone with whom the person conspired does any overt act in pursuance of the conspiracy during the applicable period of limitation.

      (3) If an individual abandons the agreement, the conspiracy is terminated as to that person only if and when the person, advises those with whom the person conspired of the abandonment, or the person informs law enforcement authorities of the existence of the conspiracy and of the person’s participation in the conspiracy.

      (f) It is no defense that the offense that was the object of the conspiracy was not committed.

      (g) Nothing in this section is intended to modify the evidentiary rules allowing statements of co-conspirators in furtherance of a conspiracy.

  8. Lackey permalink

    So…. Pearson got knocked out at Willhagens, knocked out at a Sounds game, choked out by a courthouse blue shirt, damn son lol! Do you still use a ruler to check your 1968 flat top?

  9. Kerry Hall permalink

    Spurlock is the biggest lying piece of shit ever. He married Pearson’s ugly ass sister because she thought it would get him ahead. She has a bigger gunt than he does.

  10. Sledgehammer permalink

    Oh what a tangled webb we weave once we start to deceive. The Warden is losing his grip. Why is this happening Daron? Do the citizens a favor and get out.

  11. jail bird permalink

    What about the time the inmate at CJC escaped off the roof and Metro Police had road blocks all around CJC. Chief of Security Tony Wilkes got stopped on James Robertson and was told no one gets in or out. He then hit the MPD Officer with his car and was arrested for a felony

    • Baba permalink

      That was dumb on Metro’s part. There’s been an escape and the Chief of Security can’t get to the building to investigate? The cop was a dumbass and anybody who cared about his job as Chief of Security would have run over that idiot’s foot as well. The charges were dropped for a good reason.

      • jail bird permalink

        Let’s see running over a Metro Cop= nothing Refusing to sign political propaganda on duty= fired.

      • Johnny Football permalink

        Tony did not have his DCSO ID, of course they did not let him in. Tony did nothing but run master control and suck up to Joyce Joyner. He became Daron’s house nigga after Daron spoke to the white supremecist group. Now, Tony walks around like Steven on Django. I heard Tony loves coke, I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. His brother Gary was arrested for sucking dick for crack.

    • Bodie permalink

      Tom tom didn’t even have his ID with him. WTF was the cop supposed to do lol?

    • MASTER permalink

      WAT WAS TONY GONNA DO ANYWAYS? SHUCK AND JIVE AROUND IN HIS CEDRICK THE ENTARTAINER SUIT LOOKING LIKE A CHEAP BAPTOST PREACHER ACTING LIKF AN UNCLE TOM? AS A BROTHER I HATE TO SEE THESE COONS WHO DIDNT EARN THERE POSITIINS JUST THERE BECAUSE DARON NEEDS A NIGGA TO SHUCK AND JIVE AROUND

  12. paranoid permalink

    What about when Daron was paranoid and had the SORT team in plain clothes and personal cars getting time and a half from Metro to sit in his house all night armed and with night vision goggles That is a serious misappropriation of tax money and can easily be proven

    • Bodie permalink

      Some mental case in a South Carolina prison wrote hate letters to every sheriff in America. The guy was crazy and in lockdown in the prison, he didn’t even know Daron lol. Daron put his pics all over the facilities. Sort had special meetings about it. Don black Turks and rusty made 20k in OT that year guarding Daron’s house 24 hours a day LOL

      • Tevis boinked Peraltas wife permalink

        Clark whooped Peraltas ass

      • Love you too :) permalink

        NOT, I never threatened a brother in the badge little lone attacked one. See God is our creator not man. He said to esteem others higher than ourselves. I am weak at times in this area but I try to always to express kindness, love, joy, peace, self control, faith, gentleness, long suffering these are the fruit of the Spirit. Healing is a Gift. My mission in life is the healing of my son. The evil of this world or from heaven above wont stop that fight. God is my Provider and my Healer

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