Statement from Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy TrottColonel releases statement about Trooper Isaiah Lloyd
NASHVILLE - After careful consideration and review, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Command Staff has advised me that Trooper Isaiah Lloyd conducted this traffic stop in a professional manner in an effort to protect the motoring public.
The Command Staff, including females Major Cheryl Sanders and Lt. Stacey Heatherly, reviewed the traffic stop video cautiously and carefully several times to determine if Trooper Lloyd had acted inappropriately with Ms. Wilson. Along with the Command Staff, I concurred after thorough review of the video that Trooper Lloyd did not act inappropriately with Ms. Wilson. It appears that Trooper Lloyd conducted a search for contraband instead of a pat down for weapons. The technique that Trooper Lloyd used during the traffic stop will be addressed internally.
This will serve as my final statement regarding this matter pending the civil suit process. I believe the civil suit to be without merit.
Effective immediately Trooper Lloyd will return to active enforcement duty.”
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