Nashville woman faces charges after officer dies in river rescue

Juli Glisson (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The woman whose actions authorities say led to the death of Metro Police Officer Eric Mumaw will be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

An arrest warrant for 40-year-old Juli Glisson was issued Friday, and Metro police say she will be arrested after she is released from TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

The initial call for the rescue went out at 4:16 a.m. after 911 received a call from one of Glisson’s family members. The person told dispatch Glisson had a history of suicidal tendencies.

An investigation by authorities shows Glisson intentionally switched her car from park into gear while officers Mumaw and Trent Craig were at her driver’s door trying to get her to safety.

Both men were pulled into the water by the car after slipping on the edge of the boat ramp. Mumaw drifted further into the river and drowned. His body was recovered hours later.

Metro police say Glisson was also legally drunk while behind the wheel Thursday and is currently on probation related to an April 2016 DUI conviction.


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