Nashville’s Juvenile Court is making major management changes after four teens escaped from its detention center late last year. The CEO of the company that runs the facility told Metro Council members Thursday night that he was “ashamed” and that they’ve “tightened the ship.” But some council members say they’re still not convinced it’s enough.
A recent break-in at Nashville’s newly constructed Downtown Detention Center could delay the opening planned for this month.
Listen / Mayor David Briley, who was sworn in last night to succeed Megan Barry, has not yet said whether he’ll try to hold onto the office. But with a short sprint scheduled to the August special election, there aren’t many people who could mount a challenge.
The Metro Council has mixed feelings about whether to legally expand the authority of the Davidson County Sheriff. The body is set to vote tonight on amendments to the city charter that will go before voters in November.
The Davidson County Sheriff says he will discontinue his department’s role in deporting illegal immigrants. Daron Hall announced Tuesday that Nashville will no longer participate in the controversial immigration screening program known as 287(g).