Metro Nashville Police Sergeant Decommissioned – Charged For Assault on a Detective

Metro Nashville Police Sergeant Andrew Injaychock

NASHVILLE, TN – Former Metro Nashville Police Sergeant Andrew Injaychock was arrested early Saturday morning and is facing serious charges after an alleged altercation with a subordinate officer at midtown precinct on Friday.

According to court documents, the victim, Detective Brittany Shoesmith, and other percent detectives attended a meeting with the Midtown Hills Precinct Commander N. Kay Lokey on Friday.

After the meeting ended, now-decommissioned Sgt. Injaychock approached Detective Shoesmith and asked her what was said during the meeting.

When the detective refused to disclose what went on during the meeting, Injaychock started waving what was described as “his unloaded duty pistol” at her in a threatening manner. He continued to demand the information from her until she left the room.

Upon re-entering the room, the victim said Injaychock pointed his handgun at her chest and again demanded that she tell him what was said in the meeting with their commander.

Word of the altercation did not reach Commander Lokey until later on Friday afternoon. Lokey decommissioned Injaychock and contacted MNPD’s Criminal Investigations Division for a full investigation. After interviews with multiple people, it was determined that Injaychock should be formally arrested.

Injaychock was arrested just after midnight Saturday and was charged with aggravated assault on police with a deadly weapon.

He was released from Davidson County Jail after posting a $15,000 bond. He will appear in court on May 22.

Now, the investigation into Injaychock’s actions has been turned over to MNPD’s Office of Professional Accountability.

Sgt. Injaychock, 42, is a 20-year veteran with Metro Nashville Police Dept. He was promoted to sergeant in June 2013.

Until Friday, he served as the evening supervisor at Midtown Hills Precinct Investigations Unit.

Detective Britanny Shoesmith was one of three named Community Service Investigators of the Year in 2017 for their work on the stabbing death of Nashville nurse Tiffany Ferguson inside her Wedgewood Park apartment.

In the April 2016 issue of MNPD Newsline, a monthly newsletter circulated around the department, Shoesmith and Injayhock were both commended for apprehending Ronnie D. Thompson Jr., an aggravated robbery suspect wanted for four crimes in the area. The pair spotted Thompson drinking a beer on the corner of Wedgewood and Plus Park Drive wearing the same shirt he wore while committing multiple crimes.