It’s been a year since the murder of George Floyd prompted widespread demands for change, especially to policing and monuments associated with white supremacy. WPLN News is taking stock of how officials have responded.
Police oversight officials are recommending changes to the Metro Nashville Police Department’s hiring practices. And they’re asking the public to weigh in.
Nashville police have fatally shot a man following a traffic stop just before midnight on Clarksville Pike in Bordeaux. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate.
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.
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.
Nashville’s police oversight board is getting new members who could define the group at a pivotal time.
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.
Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are looking into a shooting by a police officer Wednesday afternoon. Metro Nashville Police confirmed the incident along Brick Church Pike, which they say happened in the parking lot of an Exxon gas station at the intersection with Trinity Lane.
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.
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.