Tennessee Detective Fired Amid 2 Investigations Into His Misconduct

MURFREESBORO, TN – According to officials with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, a veteran detective has been fired while under two separate, ongoing investigations into his misconduct.

Detective Lt. Jason Mathis, leader of the county’s narcotics division, is currently under an internal investigation by the Rutherford Co. Sheriff’s Office as well as a separate probe being conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

When both investigations came to light, officials confirmed that Mathis was placed on leave with pay. Now, as a result of those investigations, which officials said are still ongoing, Mathis has been fired.

It is still unclear why the detective is under investigation.

RCSO officials declined to comment on the details of Mathis’ termination or the reason for the probes until both investigations conclude.

Mathis was a 20-year veteran with the department. He participated in multiple million-dollar drug busts in the county in that time, including the department’s seizure of 58,000 Xanax pills and a pound of pure Alprazolam powder in April 2018.

Source: http://www.wsmv.com/story/38702510/rutherford-county-detective-fired-amid-2-investigations