The Tennessee House of Representatives will soon vote on a bill that could strip the power of police oversight boards across the state, if members don’t complete training. Some worry the measure could make it harder for citizens to hold officers accountable.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow intellectually disabled people on death row to challenge their sentence.
Thousands of Tennessee prisoners are now going to be eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine. The announcement comes days after an Associated Press investigation found that state officials debated when to vaccinate prisoners, fearing that any decision could be deemed a “public relations nightmare.”
Federal law enforcement officials have charged nine people in Tennessee in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Metro Nashville plans to pay $2.25 million to the family of Daniel Hambrick, a Black man killed by a white police officer during a foot chase in July 2018.
A year after a tornado tore through Germantown, one corner seems stuck in a time warp, where two neighborhood staples have yet to reopen their doors.
Nearly 200 people serving life sentences for crimes they committed as teens could see themselves eligible for parole in half the time allowed under current Tennessee law.
The state Supreme Court is considering a case that could pave the way for nearly 200 people to be released from prison for crimes they committed as juveniles. Tennessee has some of the harshest sentencing for minors who are convicted of murder in adult court.
A winter storm caused chaos in Tennessee, but some ventured outside on foot to have fun in the rare combination of ice, sleet and snow.
Police say ballistic testing has found that a 21-year-old shot himself. The department also says an autopsy shows the man died from a single gunshot.