Listen / Viewers of the State of the Union address last week may have taken note as President Trump spoke about one particular guest in the gallery: Matthew Charles. Charles was the first person released under the newly signed First Step Act. The bipartisan reform bill was signed into law by President Trump in December. […]
Listen / The Davidson County District Attorney General’s office announced Friday that it will officially open a new investigation to review the case of a Nashville man who claims he’s been wrongfully incarcerated for more than a decade.
Two Tennesseans released from prison in the past year because of steps taken by the Trump administration will be guests of the president for tonight’s State of the Union address.
Listen / The Nashville District Attorney’s office has a special unit with a lofty goal: to re-open old cases, figure out if someone was wrongfully convicted, and get innocent people out of prison. But a WPLN investigation has found that two years into its creation, the Conviction Review Unit has yet to re-open a case.
undefined Listen / One of the first prisoners to be released under a new criminal justice reform law is Matthew Charles, a Tennessee man first profiled by WPLN in December 2017.
Listen / Hours after new surveillance footage was released showing Officer Andrew Delke shooting Daniel Hambrick in the back, Hambrick’s mother spoke out.
Listen / Billy Ray Irick was pronounced dead Thursday night, 20 minutes after receiving a three-drug cocktail. Witnesses say there were no obvious signs that Irick suffered pain before dying. Irick’s execution was the state of Tennessee’s first in nearly a decade.
Nashville Mayor David Briley’s response to the shooting of Daniel Hambrick and Wednesday’s release of videos that show him fleeing police drew criticisms from several groups, including those who are pushing for a ballot measure to create a community oversight board that would review such incidents. Some Metro council members and community organizers are also […]
Governor Bill Haslam granted pardons and a sentence commutation to four Tennesseans on Thursday, offering clemency for only the second time since he took office in 2011.
It’s been a year since Fausto Flores, a local construction worker, fell to his death while building an upscale condo complex downtown. He was cutting a wooden handrail on the fourth floor when he slipped. Flores wasn’t wearing a harness. Workers and advocates gathered last night outside that building to remember him — and more […]