Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Admits Affair, Questions Raised About Pay for Her Bodyguard - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 31, 2018
After Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admitted to an extramarital affair with her bodyguard, questions are being raised about the amount of overtime pay the bodyguard received since the start of her administration, NewsChannel 5 reports. Her bodyguard, Metro Police Sergeant Rob Forrest, received an average of $34,000 per year while protecting former Mayor Karl Dean, but saw his overtime increase to just below $60,000 for fiscal year 2015-2016, and more than $75,000 the next year. Barry apologized for the affair, saying that it was a consenting relationship between two adults and that it was “a mistake.” She insisted that she has not misused taxpayer funds during the relationship.