We are going to learn from this and improve our practices, Interim City Manager Kenny Martin told The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet. I apologize to all citizens of Mt. Juliet.
Martin told The Chronicle city officials would take all necessary steps to prevent any similar incidents from happening in the future.
As human beings, sometimes we make mistakes, Martin said.
According to a report released by the city, all five employees violated policies for unauthorized use of city equipment. Also, Sgt. Crosslin was accused of committing conduct unbecoming an officer and misusing his patrol car. Joyner was accused of violating the city code of ethics.
Kenny Howell, managing editor of The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet contributed to this story. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.