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Don Acree was shot and killed by Nashville Police in his home — Acree was filmed for the documentary Lawless America

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Don Acree (aka John Acree) was shot and killed by police in his Tennessee home. 

Don Acree was filmed twice by Bill Windsor for Lawless America, the documentary about government, judicial, and law enforcement corruption.

Don Acree was a gentleman, and Bill enjoyed being able to spend time with him in Nashville, Memphis, and Arlington Virginia…

This story came from Reuters dated April 30, 2015:

A Tennessee man with a history of mental health issues was shot and killed on Thursday after he pointed a gun at officers trying to arrest him, Nashville authorities said.

John Acree, 53, was shot after pointing a pistol at police at his home, Nashville Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron said. Acree had previously broken into a neighbor’s house and believed both the neighbor and the government had him under surveillance, Aaron said.

Police had a warrant to arrest Acree for failure to appear in court on a felony burglary charge. Knowing Acree’s mental health issues, four officers were dispatched to serve the warrant – two going to the front door and two to the back, Aaron said.

When officers knocked on the front door and asked him to come outside, Acree went toward the back door pointing a pistol at police, Aaron said.

Aaron said officers feared the man was going to shoot at them, and William Wright, a four-year veteran, shot and killed Acree.

Wright is on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. Both Wright and Acree are white, unlike high-profile fatal police shootings in Missouri and South Carolina in which the officers were white and the men killed were black.

Police are investigating whether Acree fired his pistol.

Aaron said the burglary charge stemmed from an incident in January when Acree entered a neighbor’s house in the upper-class Nashville neighborhood while she was showering and accused her of having him under surveillance. Acree then took photographs inside her home, Aaron said.

David Darst, who is renovating a home nearby, said he was waiting for workmen to arrive when he heard “twenty-something shots” at Acree’s house next door.

Darst called Acree “a very secluded guy,” who had a history of verbal altercations with neighbors.

(Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Eric Walsh)

Here is Don Acree’s video from Lawless America:


Twenty something shots?

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For the Lawless America videos, see www.YouTube.com/lawlessamerica.  Bill Windsor’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/billwindsor1

Photos copyright Brandi


William M. Windsor


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