Nashville Chief of Police John Drake confirmed the authenticity of the leaked pages of the Covenant Christian School shooter’s manifesto and announced an investigation into the “unauthorized release” of the documents.
Conservative Steven Crowder released three pages of the manifesto written by the late Nashville mass shooter Audrey Hale, who murdered three nine-year-old children and three adults last March inside the Christian school. A Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) official shot her inside the school.
Drake has condemned the “unauthorized release” of the pages and vowed to “identify the person responsible” for the leak.
“I am greatly disturbed by today’s unauthorized release of three pages of writings from the Covenant shooter,” Drake said in a Monday statement.
“This police department is extremely serious about the investigation to identify the person responsible. This action showed a total disregard for Covenant families, as well as the court system, which has control of the shooter’s journals at the present time due to litigation filed earlier this year.”
“It is now pending in Davidson County Chancery Court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. We are not at liberty to release the journals until the courts rule. Our police department looks forward to the ultimate resolution of the litigation concerning the journals,” Drake said.
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