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.
A man died last week shortly after Nashville police arrested him, but unlike past in-custody deaths, nearly the whole incident appears to have been caught on body camera. Reporters were shown the footage at police headquarters Thursday.
The Metro Nashville Police Department has placed three officers on desk duty while it investigates the wrongful raid of a woman’s home early Tuesday morning.
Nashville has cut the budget estimate for body-worn cameras so that they can be fully deployed no later than February 2021, despite historic shortfalls in tax revenue.
Nashville is delaying its long-awaited body camera program yet again, this time due to budget shortfalls from COVID-19.
Nashville police let city officials, residents and reporters got an up-close look at the department’s new body-worn and in-car camera system on Tuesday.
Body cameras will not cost Nashville the $30 million a year that the district attorney’s office claims. That’s according to a team of national body camera experts that met with the mayor’s office and local criminal justice agencies this week.
Nashville is testing body cameras, marking its third round of field trials in as many years. Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday morning that the police department will begin a slow rollout in March, starting with two dozen officers in traffic-related units, and then dole out 20 more cameras in May, for a three-month beta testing […]
Criminal justice reform advocates are proposing a new deadline for body cameras in Nashville. They want to see Metro Police officers wearing them by January. Outside the mayor’s office Tuesday night — and just before a Metro Council meeting — demonstrators urged local leaders to stop delaying the rollout, shouting “three years, three mayors, still […]
Missed deadlines. Three years’ worth. After countless public pledges to equip the Metro Nashville Police Department with body cameras, officers still aren’t wearing them. In the meantime, there have been two high-profile police shootings, further fueling calls for increased transparency in law enforcement.