New Nashville mayor sworn in after chaotic day

New Nashville mayor sworn in after chaotic day

New Nashville mayor sworn in after chaotic day

She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement.

"It has been my honor and it has been the privilege of my entire professional life to have the blessing and the opportunity to be your mayor", Barry said. "God bless this wonderful city". "I believe in your goal, I believe in you, and I love our kids". AP reported that it was. Barry, a Democrat, was sentenced to three years of probation.

Barry said the affair began in spring 2016 and refused to say when the affair ended, just that it had.

Nashville Metro PoliceSgt. Rob Forrest police mug shot after being booked for criminal theft.

In January, Barry admitting to having an affair with Forrest in 2016 and apologized. Forrest has resigned from the department.

The Nashville leader pleaded guilty earlier Tuesday to felony theft - and will reimburse the city $11,000 and serve three years of probation.

Vice Mayor David Briley assumed the role of mayor after Barry's resignation. Another condition of her plea was that she had to resign from office.

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"I sincerely hope and believe that my own actions will not tarnish or otherwise detract from all of the great work that they do", she said.

Here's Barry's resignation announcement in which she never mentions the reasons she is leaving and focuses instead on the future of the city.

The scandal forced Barry to take a backseat in the biggest political fight of her career - approval May 1 for a referendum on raising four taxes to pay for a $5.4 billion transit plan. A state law enforcement investigation found that Forrest took two photos of a nude woman believed to be Barry on his city-issued phone, an affidavit released February 22.

Barry made headlines last year after she revealed that her 22-year-old son had died from an opioid drug overdose in July 2017. Both Barry and Forrest were married at the time. Forrest accumulated hundreds of hours of overtime pay accompanying Barry to events and on trips, a possible misappropriation of taxpayer money.

Reports say Barry and Forrest "went together, without any other city employees, on nine trips around the country and the globe, according to travel, expenditure and scheduling records including trips from Athens, Greece to San Francisco, The Tennessean reported. I would be remiss if I did not thank the thousands and thousands of people who have reached out to me", said Barry. "This has caused great pain for my wife, my family, friends and colleagues".

Briley promised transparency and said he will work to restore the public trust.

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