Federal agents have charged four more Tennesseans linked to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.
Police have repeatedly asserted that officers did not have enough evidence for a search warrant when the Christmas bomber’s girlfriend reported he was building explosives in 2019. But some legal experts say otherwise.
This interactive timeline traces the pivotal moments preceding and following the blast that shook downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.
Two days after a bomb erupted in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, the officers at the scene shared a chilling account of that night.
A new commission is investigating the Metro Nashville Police Department’s handling of a 2019 tip involving the Christmas bomber, as the department faces criticism for its failure to prevent the explosion.
Jameel Spann was a junior year at Fisk University when he got arrested. Facing a 15-year prison sentence, he didn’t know if he’d ever graduate.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake is navigating a crisis just weeks after officially taking the helm of the department. His team faces criticism for how it handled a 2019 report that warned a local man was building a bomb in his RV — the same man who caused the massive blast on Christmas morning.
Many U.S. police departments track cars with special cameras known as license plate readers. Now, Nashville police and some members of Metro Council want in on the technology. But that’s sparked a debate about privacy and police overreach.
Nashville’s police chief has repeatedly said the department responded to a 2019 report about Anthony Warner as thoroughly as it could at the time, and that it acknowledged the report quickly as it could after the Christmas Day bombing. But the police department is now creating an “after-action report” to determine whether it made mistakes.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake is defending the investigative work by his department, and he says he thinks they essentially did all they were legally allowed to do in August 2019 when warned about downtown bomber Anthony Warner.