In an email to Metro Councilmember Bob Mendes Thursday, Metro Nashville community oversight director Jill Fitcheard said she was alarmed to hear the tape for the first time in a WPLN News story.
The killing of a Black man accused case of shooting a Nashville police officer was quickly forgotten amid nationwide protests against police brutality. Newly released records shed a bit more light on what happened that night, but they also leave many questions unanswered.
A Shelby County man who has spent more than three decades on death row for a crime he’s always said he did not commit has been granted one more chance to try to prove his innocence.
More than 30 current and former employees have now lodged complaints against the Metro Nashville Police Department for allegations ranging from sexual assault to racial discrimination and retaliation.
A new national report on racial disparities in the death penalty explores two high-profile cases that are winding their way through the courts here in Tennessee. It highlights the ways Black people are more likely to be discriminated against — from arrest to jury selection to execution.
Nashville has seen an uptick in the transmission rate and percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus, and health officials say outbreaks at prisons located in Davidson County are partially to blame.
Metro Nashville Public Schools has set the dates for Nashville students to begin returning to the classroom in mid-October, and the district is giving families three more days to decide whether to attend in person or remain virtual.
A prominent faith-based activist group is speaking up against police brutality after a hiatus from criminal justice reform work. Nashville Organized for Action and Hope is using its sway with the mayor and the police department to call for change.
Amid calls to reduce police budgets, Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday that Tennessee will use coronavirus relief money to increase funding for law enforcement. Lee says he’s setting aside $300,000 for 90 scholarships to the state law enforcement training academy.
A new round of mass testing at Tennessee prisons has uncovered small outbreaks at several state-run facilities. The Department of Correction says about 400 people who were swabbed last week have come back positive so far.