RED BANK, Tennessee (WDEF) - Authorities have released dash camera video that they say contradicts statements made by a couple accusing an officer of wrong doing.
Red Bank police chief Tim Christol along with other city leaders reviewed dash camera video of the night officer Mark Kaylor pulled over and arrested Thomas Matt Mcquiddy on suspicion of DUI.
It happened early Sunday morning on Signal Mountain Rd.
"Officer Kaylor was very professional and he tried to answer questions that were asked of him and took the actions that he felt were appropriate at the time," said chief Christol.
The controversy started after Mcquiddy's girlfriend, Mary Mchone, asked officer Kaylor to request another officer be present while Kaylor searched the vehicle.
Kaylor suspected drugs in the vehicle after spotting a bag in the car.
"You got a bag and stuff sitting around like this and it's based on," said Kaylor before he was interrupted by Mchone.
"He's done nothing illegal tonight so call another peace officer. What you're doing is illegal and I'm requesting another officer. Sir I know my rights can you call another officer. I need another officer here," Mchone said in the video.
Chief Christol talked about that request.
"If someone ask them for another officer then generally we will try to accommodate them but that's an individual decision for the officer at the time," he said.
Mcquiddy did take a blood test and is confident the results will come back negative but authorities say it could take up to eight weeks to get those results.
No drugs were found in the car.
Mchone and Mcquiddy said they plan to take legal action against Red Bank Police for civil rights violations.