Federal Judge Eli Richardson ordered Michael Reynolds to pay Conese Halliburton the sum on Monday in response to the civil lawsuit filed by the woman, The Tennessean reported.
Reynolds resigned from the police force in January after calls for his termination.
“Ms. Halliburton promised from the beginning that she would hold ex-Officer Reynolds fully accountable for his criminal misconduct and obtain justice for her family regarding this despicable incident,” said Halliburton’s attorney, Daniel A. Horwitz. “We are certainly pleased with this development, but we also aren’t finished here.”
Reynolds was attending a bachelor party in Nashville in July 2018 when he busted into Halliburton’s home, believing it was his Airbnb, and threatened the woman with racial slurs and told her he’d “break every f–king bone in your f–king neck.”
Her four sons were home during the incident.
The former cop pleaded no contest to multiple counts of assault with fear of bodily injury and aggravated criminal trespass and was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
Halliburton’s attorney said he didn’t expect his client to collect the $ 1 million since the former officer had declared bankruptcy.
With Post wires