Nashville's Mayor Megan Barry has been in a LOT of hot water lately...
First, she announced that she had an extra-marital affair with her head of security detail, Sgt. Rob Forrest.
THEN people started protesting around her office trying to make her resign from her position (which she has said time and time again that she will not step down from her position.)
THEN TBI launched an investigation into her trips away with her head of security detail to see if she had this affair while spending tax payer money..
Nashville residents are mostly not upset about the affair, but more the assumptions that she was using tax payer money to take trips alone with her bodyguard.
NOW: there was security footage found of Mayor Megan Barry finding alone time with Sgt. Rob Forrest during VERY early morning visits to the Nashville City Cemetery.
Every since the mayor admitted to have the affair with her bodyguard, she has gone on record MULTIPLE times defending the overtime paid to Forrest, stating that the tax payer's money was NOT miss used and they were legitimate working hours.
The Nashville City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Nashville.
And other sources told similar stories about the white SUV used by Forrest to drive the mayor being spotted there in the early morning hours.
When we pulled security video from neighboring businesses, we spotted it -- at 7:29 a.m. on a day in October.
The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, it arrived at 7:22 a.m.
And the Monday after the long holiday weekend, they were back at 7:21 a.m.
There was also a Monday in December at 7:16 a.m.
A week later, they arrived at 7:36 a.m.
As recently as January 8th, the SUV pulled up at 7:34 a.m.
In the security video, you can clearly see the mayor's SUV coming down the main drive.
But, instead of stopping at the parking lot at the main building, they turn right. Then, the mayor and her police bodyguard head off to the back side of the cemetery alone.
And the security video shows the pair left on one occasion after just 12 minutes.
In other cases, it's as long as 24 minutes.
So what were they doing there?
The mayor's spokesperson, Sean Braisted, said Barry "finds it to be a peaceful place to start her day."
He added, "Sometimes she would go for a walk, other times she would sit in the car and either reflect, make calls, catch up on emails, or report issues with vandalism in the cemetery."
SO like my question is... Why did he have to be the one that drove her there...? Are there not other security guards that can drive a vehicle?
In every job I've ever held, the managers would do whatever possible to make sure we didn't go into overtime... so why wouldn't she or the police chief find another security detail to drive her around the cemetery to avoid paying Sgt. Rob Forrest overtime....?
OH.. also, her son is not even currently interred at the Nashville City Cemetery..