Oct 11, 3:36 PM EDT

Officer resigns after arrest in dispute with neighbors


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee police department's former employee of the year who was charged in a dispute with neighbors has resigned after he was decommissioned from the force.

The Tennessean reports 31-year-old Jonathan Frith resigned from the Metro Nashville Police Department on Tuesday. Police spokesman Don Aaron says Frith turned in his resignation a day after police announced his decommissioning, a nonpunitive administrative action that suspends policing authority.

Frith faces misdemeanor charges of resisting a police stop and evading arrest in connection with a Sunday morning dispute in Smyrna while off-duty. Police had opened an internal investigation, which will end in light of the resignation.

Frith had been with the department for eight years, and was lauded in 2015 for leading the response to a violent attack inside an Antioch movie theater.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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