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MPD officer relieved of duty, accused of pointing handgun at driver on I-240

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis police officer is relieved of duty pending an investigation into an incident that happened on Interstate 240.

According to the affidavit of complaint, a man said he encountered a dark gray van with a Tennessee government license plate on Feb. 10. He said when he slowed down, the driver of the van pointed a black handgun at him and showed a gold badge.

Investigators determined it was MPD officer David Meskenas, 47, driving the van after the victim provided them with a description and a license plate number.

The victim told police that he feared for his safety.

Meskenas, who is charged with aggravated assault, told WMC Action News Five's Janice Broach he did not do it. He says he has 25 years on the force and plans to retire. The veteran officer noted that he not let the force fire him.

Meskenas was assigned to Economic Crimes. He is relieved of duty pending the outcome of an administrative investigation.

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