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 […]
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.
Listen / One of Mayor David Briley’s defining programs was his ambitious plan to build more affordable housing. Known as Under One Roof, it committed half a billion dollars to the effort. But after Briley lost in a landslide to Councilman John Cooper, the plan is likely to be scrapped.
Nashville Mayor David Briley sits down with the head of Meharry Medical College and Nashville General Hospital Friday in a private meeting. He’s trying to broker a new partnership agreement, with a deadline looming at the end of next week.
Nashville’s bus system took a funding hit this year, and some routes will be eliminated later this month . But both candidates for mayor say they’d put…
Nashville’s mayor says the city needs more time to decide whether to purchase a 100-year-old downtown building with strong ties to local black history.
Listen / Nashville Mayor David Briley wants to make the case to voters that he navigated the city through a turbulent year and that he has fresh ideas for what he would do in a full term in office.
Listen / Nashville Mayor David Briley dedicated the largest amount of time in his State of Metro speech on Tuesday to discussing the public school system, which he called his top priority. Briley also showed he’s willing to use sharp words to try to influence the district’s leaders. But there’s only so much the mayor […]
Listen / Nashville Mayor David Briley says he’s going to play a heavier role in the search for a new director of public schools, telling reporters at a press conference today that he intends to use the power of the purse to give his office more say over how the school board operates.
Listen / Nashville city employees will receive pay raises in the coming year’s Metro budget.