Union organizer indicted for police camp break-in

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Nashville police officer/union organizer has been indicted on federal charges in connection with the break-in and illegal surveillance of a Fraternal Order of Police youth camp.

Calvin Edward Hullett was indicted on bribery, misappropriation of union funds and other charges. Hullett, who was arrested last July, also has charges pending in state court.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Fraternal Order of Police have been engaged in a bitter battle for the representation of Nashville police and Shelby County deputies.

Investigators have alleged the hidden cameras were placed at the Wilson County camp in an effort to discredit the FOP by catching officers engaged in some type of misconduct.

Hullett, a national organizer for the Teamsters, is accused of using union funds to purchase the surveillance and recording equipment. He also is accused of paying a Davidson County Sheriff's Office trustee for assistance in the break-in.

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