CHATTANOOGA (Times Free Press) - A "stressed out" police officer who confronted Red Bank's mayor and criticized the city's former police chief began a 60-day leave of absence last week.

A one-paragraph memo about the decision in Red Bank personnel files mentions neither detail nor explanation, but Officer Bradley Hanon clarified his position Monday.


"I'm frustrated with everything that's going on in the department," he said. "The whole situation from start to finish has been tiring."


Acting as a dysfunctional police department's "voice" became too much, said Hanon, the same officer who filed a complaint against Red Bank Mayor Joe Glasscock for a July 6 argument in the parking lot of City Hall. The altercation stemmed from ex-Red Bank police chief Larry Sneed's sudden firing.

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