Officer Cleared In Shooting Of Would-BeCU Bandit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (01/03/04) -- A metro police officer was clearedby the district attorney's office in last month's fatal shooting ofa former officer who was preparing to rob U.S. Courthouse CU inAntioch. A video surveillance tape taken from the credit union'sATM shows Officer Shawn Taylor shooting Brian Schweitzer, who hadresigned a few months earlier from the police force, afterSchweitzer appeared to be reaching for a gun. Taylor was working atthe credit union off-duty when he heard a police scanner report adescription of the suspect in two bank robberies earlier that day,then saw the suspect, which turned out to be Schweitzer, pull intothe credit union parking lot. Schweitzer resigned from the policedepartment after he and his ex-wife were charged with embezzlingmoney from apartments she managed. Officer Taylor had been in thepublic eye himself since he arrested professional footballquarterback Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans, in May 2003 oncharges of drunk driving, which were later dismissed.

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