Murfreesboro officers violated policy in Hobgood arrests of school children
A majority of the officers who took part in the April investigation and arrests of students at Hobgood Elementary violated Murfreesboro Police Department policy, according to an internal investigation report.
On April 15, four students were arrested at Hobgood by MPD officers and charged with criminal responsibility of another.
In total, 10 children from at least three schools were charged in a bullying incident that took place in March off school grounds, but only four were taken into custody on school grounds. The other children were surrendered by their parents or taken into custody at their homes. The charges against the Hobgood children were dropped in June.
The charges came about after investigators found a cellphone video from mid-March online that shows a small child who allegedly punched a larger child as other children encouraged the attack.