Police say John Massey called a Black employee a ‘monkey’ at Mike’s Bar in Clarksville

Police say John Massey called a Black employee a ‘monkey’ at Mike’s Bar in Clarksville

36-year-old John Massey is accused of calling a Black employee of Mike’s Bar & Grill a “monkey” on the night of September 1st. Clarksville Police Officer Robert Thompson responded to a fight-in-progress call at the Lowes Drive bar just before midnight and made contact with Massey, who had just been asked to leave the business. Despite saying he would leave on his own, he reportedly continued to argue with staff in front of the business while putting on his motorcycle helmet. Officers say Massey called a Black employee of Mike’s Bar a “monkey,” which started yet another exchange of yelling and threats in front of the business.

JOHN WALTER MASSEY (MCSO)
JOHN WALTER MASSEY (MCSO)

John Walter Massey of Loupin Dr in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on September 2nd, charged with disorderly conduct. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $500.

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