Culver City Detective Ryan Thompson was arrested in Nashville, TN early Monday morning and charged with public intoxication after he was deemed a “danger to himself and others.”
Ryan, 33, is a 10-year-veteran with the Culver City Police Department and was arrested after he was escorted out of Bailey’s Irish Pub on Lower Broadway, reports WKRN News in Nashville.
WKRN reports that according to the arrest document, Thompson was "banging on the front window" after he was forced to leave, and then "walked into the back door of the business and was wandering around the kitchen area."
An officer who arrived at the scene described Thompson as "unsteady on his feet" and using "extremely slurred speech."
The report also states that after he was arrested Thompson became "increasingly belligerent" and made threats against the arresting officer's family on multiple occasions. The arresting officer reported Thompson said, "I can't wait to get a hold of your son." When the officer asked if he was threatening his family, Thompson replied, "I'm not threatening your family but I'm going to f*^# them up."
Thompson has since been released from Nashville Metro jail, and according to the criminal court clerk's Web site today, the charge has been dismissed.
Culver City Police Chief Don Pederson issued this statement following the incident:
While in Nashville Tennessee, Detective Ryan Thompson, a member of the Culver City Police Department for 10 years was arrested for public intoxication.
Members of the Culver City Police Department have been in contact with the Nashville Police and we are fully cooperating with them.
Law Enforcement Officers are expected to use good judgment and act professionally at all times.
We are extremely disappointed when the actions of our officers come into question. We have already begun what will be a thorough and comprehensive personnel investigation into the matter.
At the conclusion of our investigation the appropriate action will be taken.
Since this is a confidential personnel matter we are very limited as to what information will be released.