Luther Hatten calls Brookridge employee a “N*gger” for not letting him use cell phone

Luther Hatten calls Brookridge employee a “N*gger” for not letting him use cell phone

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27-year-old Luther Hatten caused a disturbance at Brookridge on the afternoon of March 18th. James Houston Stevenson called the police, advising them that Hatten was trespassing and refusing to leave. Stevenson further explained that Hatten came into the office asking to use a cell phone, which he declined, then asked him to leave. Hatten, however, refused to leave and called him a “N*gger” repeatedly, staying on the premises even after he alerted the authorities. When officers arrived, they located Hatten, who was visibly upset and yelling outside the office, refusing to answer questions. Officers noticed he was highly intoxicated and became angrier as they asked him about the incident. Hatten was taken into custody for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. While being transported to booking, Hatten started kicking the window, roof, and door of the patrol car, causing damage to the camera mount, so he was additionally charged with vandalism.

Luther Hatten (MNPD)
Luther Hatten (MNPD)

Luther Hatten was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 18th, charged with vandalism to government property, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and trespass. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,000.

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