MNPD officer released from Mexican jail, decommissioned

Arrest highlights laws when traveling with guns
Arrest highlights laws when traveling with guns
Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 12:46 PM CDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police Department officials confirmed that an officer had been decommissioned after being jailed in Mexico.

MNPD officials told us that Lemandries Haws was arrested at the airport in Cancun, Mexico, on July 9 for having a personally owned pistol in his check luggage. Additionally, officials confirmed that the gun was declared with the airline.

Officials said that although Hawes declared the gun, bringing a firearm into Mexico is still considered a federal offense. However, MNPD added that they believe he is set to appear in court in Mexico Monday.

MNPD confirmed that Hawes has been released from jail and has been decommissioned.

Hawes was hired as a lateral trainee from Memphis last October. He graduated from the MNPD Academy in February 2022.

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