The Nashville Police Department has arrested at least six officers in connection with a protest against President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants and refugees from entering the United States, officials said Friday.
Three officers have been removed and four were suspended pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement from Nashville Police Chief David Brown.
The department did not identify the officers or say how many they had arrested.
Officials did not provide details about the nature of the arrests or the nature or number of protesters arrested.
The Nashville Post-Dispatch reported earlier this week that police arrested about 50 people in Nashville, a city of more than 30,000.
The statement from Brown’s office said the officers had been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the probe.
Nashville Police Chief Chris Burkhart issued a statement Friday saying he has been in communication with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the incident and will continue to do so.