TBI investigating Murfreesboro Police officer due to alleged sexual assault at MTSU game

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According to MPD Public Information Officer Kyle Evans, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating an alleged sexual assault involving an off-duty MPD officer that took place at an MTSU football game.

The alleged assault, involving MPD Officer Mark Todd, reportedly took place during the Sept. 2 game, in which the MTSU Blue Raiders played against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

“Upon being informed of the information, Officer Mark Todd was placed on decommissioned status in an administrative function pending the outcome of the investigation,” Evans said in a press release. “The MPD is cooperating fully with the TBI.”

According to reports by the Daily News Journal, Todd was previously placed on a one-day suspension while the department investigated Todd and other officers following the arrests of three children from Hobgood Elementary School.

Any additional information regarding the alleged assault has not yet been released.

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  1. Btbfall17
    Sep 15, 2017 - 04:34 PM

    Unfortunately, it is very sad to see that this sort of thing must happen at our university on the open game against Vanderbilt. It is good to know that this officer is being investigated for the actions that have been placed upon him. I understand that this occurred while the officer was off-duty and another officer on duty received issues complained by one of the attendants of the game that a man had been being very aggressive with her. I don’t understand how this officer can be of the force especially with a history under his belt of shady suspensions dealing with the arrests of three children at Hobgood. I’m very happy to see MPD taking control of the situation and investigating all matters of the issue. I know that people don’t like to think about things like this but it needs to be addressed that students and visitors to the university keep aware of their surroundings and make sure to always know the campus police number in case an incident happens like this again. Further information is still waiting to be found out about this story but I hope MPD make proper moves to dealing with this officer not being on the force since he has had issues in the past.

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