Caldwell told The Tennesseean over the weekend that he viewed the target as “an act of intimidation,” but in a Facebook post Monday he said it no longer appeared the act was racially-motivated.
Caldwell said he would advocate for Brown’s case to be heard in mental health court.
The NAACP leader called police after finding the target Saturday, and posted shortly afterward that the responding officer who arrived at his home was “flippant” about the matter. Caldwell wrote that he had voiced concerns that the act was a threat to him and his family, and the officer responded that he thought the target “was pretty cool.”
The police department has since taken the issue seriously, Caldwell later said. Metro police added Monday that Caldwell and the officer are set to discuss their encounter in a mediation session at the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center.