Juan Lugo-Perez

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Service Record

La Vergne Tennessee Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service March 27, 2018[1] - December 29, 2022[2]
Salary $61,538 (2021)[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2019 Vehicle Accident

On July 14, 2019, Lugo-Perez was responding to a call as a backup officer when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch. Lugo-Perez reported the incident to his superiors.[1]

Response Timeline

Lugo-Perez received counseling and was referred for additional driving training.[1]

2021 Policy Violations

On August 3, 2021, Lugo-Perez participated in a pursuit and drove on the shoulder against traffic, without using his emergency lights or siren. Lugo-Perez recorded the video of the incident and shared it with other officers.[1]

Response Timeline

On August 15, 2021, Lugo-Perez received a warning that additional violations could result in suspension or termination.[1]

2021-2022 Policy Violations

During incidents on November 9, 2021 and January 9, 2022, Lugo-Perez seized two suspects' phones without properly submitting and logging the evidence.

Response Timeline

On January 24, 2022, Lugo-Perez received a warning that additional violations could result in termination.[1]

2022 Traffic Stop

On March 18, 2022, Lugo-Perez stopped a vehicle for an expired temporary tag. The driver consented to a vehicle search, and Lugo-Perez found a handgun the glove box. Lugo-Perez cited the driver for the handgun but did not sign the citation.[1]

Response Timeline

On May 10, 2022, a judge dismissed the charge against the driver.[1]

On December 14, 2022, the department warned Lugo-Perez that additional violations could result in termination.[1]

2022 Sex Scandal

Response Timeline

On December 29, 2022, Lugo-Perez was fired for violation of policies regarding having an unreported sexual relationship, sexual harassment, conduct unbecoming of an officer, and lying during the course of the investigation.[2]

In January 2023, the city asked the state's Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) Commission to decertify Hall, Powell, McGowan, and Lugo-Perez, who lied during the investigation. If decertified, the former officers would be unable to work in law enforcement in the state.[3]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Personnel File, La Vergne
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 LPD sexual misconduct investigation, La Vergne Department of Human Resources, 2022-12-28
  3. Sydney Keller, La Vergne officers involved in sex scandal to be reviewed for decertification, FOX 17, 2023-01-24

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