Outside prosecutor finds no criminal violations in fired Bristol officer’s actions

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL)  – Sullivan County District Attorney Barry Staubus told us Wednesday evening a prosecutor outside our region did not find any possible criminal violation in a the case of a fired Bristol, TN police officer.

The prosecutor was asked to review the actions of the former Bristol police officer for any possible criminal violation. That prosecutor said the officer did not commit any criminal violation.

As we reported earlier this week, Phil Kiersnowski lost his job after pulling over Sen. Jon Lundberg’s daughter for a window tint violation.

Although he wrote her a ticket, he also tried to mute his microphone and urged her to get her dad involved to try to put a stop to the city’s aggressive window tint enforcement.

After the stop, Sen. Lundberg called the chief and in the days after, hired the officer an attorney in hopes of helping him his job back.

Staubus said Bristol Police Chief Blaine Wade brought concerns to his office and because of that, he’s referred the case for further review for “any possible criminal violations.”

As a warning, the video includes language that someone could find offensive.

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