Both local activists and some in law enforcement are praising Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.
Terry Deshawn Childress’ death marked the 17th homicide in a Tennessee prison in the past five years. All but three of those deaths occurred at private facilities, even though they house only about a third of the state’s prisoners.
At first, Dawn Harrington blamed herself when her younger brother went to prison. She questioned whether she’d been a good influence. She developed anxiety, then fell into a deep depression.
Maryam Mohammed hoped to be the first Nashville police officer to wear a hijab. But records obtained by WPLN News show department leadership repeatedly told her she would not be allowed to wear her headscarf if accepted to the academy, because it violated the uniform policy.
In a muck-covered neighborhood, people felt tired, dirty, frustrated. But they are also felt hopeful. Neighbors, relatives and friends turned out to help each other in a time of need Sunday morning.
At least four people are believed to have been killed as pounding rain flooded streams in Nashville and elsewhere in Middle Tennessee overnight. Metro officials say at least 130 people had to be rescued from cars and homes.
Traffic stops by police have dropped nearly 90% in the past five years. City officials have been paying closer attention to traffic stops since two independent reports found that Black drivers were being stopped and searched at disproportionate rates — even though police rarely found evidence of a crime.
The spate of violent interactions comes at an inflection point for policing in the city: a new chief, a stronger-than-ever Community Oversight Board and mounting questions about the future of policing.
Nashville will pay $2.25 million in a settlement to the family of a man was fatally shot while running away from a city police officer.
The Metro Nashville Police Department has released body camera footage from a shooting that injured a woman Friday who was threatening to kill herself. The woman is in the hospital recovering. But the video underscores the challenges officers face when responding to mental health calls. It comes as the department looks to expand a partnership […]