The police officer who was disciplined for his conduct in connection with a DUI stop of Steve McNair in 2003 faces a new investigation regarding his conduct in connection with the DUI stop of Sahel “Jenni” Kazemi two days before she killed McNair and then herself.
According to NewsChannel5.com in Nashville, officer Shawn Taylor’s supervisors believe he reflected an “unprofessional” tone in a call made to a colleague during the stop.
After realizing the size of the fish he’d just caught, Taylor contacted another officer via cell phone.
“Guess who I’ve stopped?” Taylor said. “Remember that young female I stopped at Broadway a few weeks ago. Guess who is with her?”
After mentioning the identity of the passenger, Taylor described McNair as “drunk as hell,” and Taylor said that Kazemi wasn’t. (He later changed his mind about Kazemi.)
As a result of the 2003 incident, Taylor was reprimanded for repeatedly asking McNair to submit to a breathalyzer, after he had refused to do so. The charges were later dismissed when a judge determined that Taylor didn’t have probable cause to make the stop.