A 13-year Metro Police Department veteran is facing two counts of sexual battery for allegedly putting his hand into the pants of a female waitress.
Anthony Jackson, 38, was indicted Friday by a Davidson County grand jury.
The alleged incident happened at a Hickory Hollow restaurant in the early morning hours of Feb. 22 while Jackson was off duty, police said. Jackson was decommissioned April 7 as a result of the criminal investigation. He surrendered to detectives Friday afternoon.
Police said investigators developed Jackson as a suspect after reviewing credit card charges at the establishment. The victim subsequently identified him from a photo lineup.
The police department’s Office of Professional Accountability is conducting a separate administrative investigation.
Jackson’s bond is set at $5,000.