Investigators said Hullet installed the cameras because he was trying to catch Metro officers at the camp drinking after hours.
He told the court on Monday that he placed the camera equipment at the camp but did not do so to gain anything personally. Hullet also said the FOP and Teamsters controversy played a part in setting up the cameras.
Hullett is a former Mt. Juliet police officer. He was fired from his position in the mid to late 1980s after an incident involving the towing of a vehicle.
Former Mt. Juliet Police Chief Ted Floyd said in an article published in the Jan. 9 edition of The Wilson Post that as he recalled a citizen left his vehicle parked along the side of the road on Highway 70. The vehicle was partially on the side and partially in the roadway.
Hullett reportedly wrote a citation to the citizen and had the vehicle towed to a local service station.
The citizen went to reclaim the vehicle without Hullett’s knowledge and when the officer determined that the citizen had retrieved his vehicle, Hullett accused the citizen of stealing the car.
The matter eventually led to Hullett’s firing by the City of Mt. Juliet. Hullett filed suit in federal court against the city which was settled in 1989 after the City Commission approved an ordinance to pay him up to $5,000.
Hullett later worked in law enforcement in DeKalb County and then joined the police force in Nashville.
While a Nashville officer, Hullett also was involved in another incident which ironically, involved a Mt. Juliet police official.
In the early 2000s, former Mt. Juliet Police Chief Charles McCrary was arrested in Nashville and charged with DUI. The arresting officer was Hullett.
McCrary pleaded not guilty and was later found not guilty of the charges, Floyd said.
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