Two police officers face firing over leak of trans school shooter manifesto

The focus of authorities on the “Nashville manifesto” leaker over the content sparked concerns that multiple officers were “due to be fired.”

Since Steven Crowder’s publication of three pages attributed to the Nashville, Tennessee Covenant School killer’s writings Monday, corporate media and their allies have run the standard playbook when their narrative is being busted. This included Mayor Freddie O’Connell (D) directing an investigation that could involve “local, state, and federal authorities” in determining how the images were released.

Tuesday, Daily Wire contributor Candace Owens took to social media to add to the outcry with a report that officers were allegedly on the chopping block after one of them supposedly sold the images prior to their publication.

“BREAKING: I just got word that two officers are due to be fired over the release of the #NashvilleManifesto pages,” she posted to X. “Allegedly, the documents were sold by one of the officers.”

Owens went on about the pages that spoke to a desire to “kill all you little cr*ckers” and wrote, “Yesterday I said that I wanted to wait to report on the released pages because while it was a major break, I felt the documents were incomplete and did not paint an accurate picture of what transpired given the amount of evidence we know was collected in the aftermath of the horrific shooting.”

“I am glad I waited. Yesterday evening I was contacted by a source with more concrete information regarding all of [the] details on #AudreyHales’s many notebooks and what her true motive was,” the podcast host claimed before adding, “Credit where it’s due–this only happened because the Crowder team reopened this conversation in a major way by releasing the initial 3 pages of Audrey’s journal.”

As had been reported, O’Connell had released a statement that said, “I have directed Wally Dietz, Metro’s Law Director, to initiate an investigation into how these images could have been released. That investigation may involve local, state, and federal authorities. I am deeply concerned with the safety, security, and well-being of the Covenant families and all Nashvillians who are grieving.”

Contrary to Owens report, Crowder had told WSMV that an investigator had obtained the images from an unnamed source who had in turn received them from someone at the crime scene the day of the murders of the three children and three adults. While the authenticity was confirmed by a detective with the Metro Nashville Police Department, his actual source remained unidentified and Crowder insisted he would go to jail before he would reveal the individual.

As to suggestions that he had paid for the images, the host wrote on X, “Don’t know where these rumors started, but the pages released were not sold to us, nor was an exchange of payment ever discussed. Hope that clears things up.”

Additionally, The Epoch Times contacted MNPD and were told, “The statements are all we have to offer at this time. The Candace Owens tweet is not true.”

It remained to be seen who was behind the leak and what fate would befall them, but in the meantime, social media users showed their support for whoever the “heroes” were who helped make the long-awaited information public.


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