The group wants MNPD to expand its new ban on chokeholds to include other types of neck restraints. They also want the department to require de-escalation before officers use force and more specific wording in its ban on shooting from a moving car.
Early Wednesday morning, two officers shot a man in the hand while responding to a domestic violence call. The shooting wasn’t fatal. But it’s the third time that officers have fired at a black man since mid-May. Now, Nashville’s Community Oversight Board is investigating.
In just the past month, Nashville’s new police oversight agency has launched three investigations into high-profile, use-of-force incidents. And they’re testing the department’s powers.
Nashville’s Community Oversight Board wants to investigate the death of a man who was arrested in February. The officers who arrested Gabriel Hines have been accused of using physical force. The Metro Nashville Police Department says an internal investigation cleared them of wrongdoing. But the city’s new police oversight group still has questions.
Nashville’s new Community Oversight Board is calling for an emergency meeting with police to further flesh out its relationship with the department. The two groups signed an agreement barely two months ago, after weeks of tense negotiations. But at a meeting Wednesday night, board members said that agreement was already falling short.
Nashville’s Community Oversight Board will soon have fewer members with experience as police officers.
More than three months of heated back and forth have finally come to an end. Representatives from the Metro Nashville Police Department and its new civilian oversight board announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve reached an agreement. A first look at the latest draft of a memorandum of understanding between the two groups reveals both sides […]
Talks between the Metro Nashville Police Department and the new civilian group tasked with investigating it are back on track. The Community Oversight Board has struggled to solidify a working relationship with police, as it nears the end of its first year in existence, and progress had stalled for weeks as tensions brewed between police […]
The director of Nashville’s new police oversight department says his decision to step down earlier this week wasn’t just due to stress. Shortly after announcing his resignation, William Weeden told WPLN he felt like the Community Oversight Board hadn’t granted him enough autonomy. His departure comes after a tense dispute with board members at a […]
Mayor John Cooper is intervening in heated negotiations between the Metro Nashville Police Department and the city’s new Community Oversight Board. Talks have stalled for weeks. And one major sticking point is that Metro’s police chief is resisting calls for a formal agreement with the oversight group.