Since 2005, Philip Stinson, a former cop, has been tracking every single time an officer is charged with a criminal offense. “It’s very difficult for a prosecutor to get a conviction in one of these cases,” he says.
A Nashville police officer will stand trial for murder next week, for the first time in the city’s history. To help tell the story of that shooting and to catch listeners up on the case, WPLN News will be airing four half-hour specials, starting tonight.
Both local activists and some in law enforcement are praising Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.
It was a hard year for the city of Nashville — from the tornado and the pandemic, to a summer of protests against police brutality and the downtown bombing. More than 150 local artists are looking back for the Frist’s new virtual exhibition, N2020: Community Reflections.
Andrew Delke’s attorney argues it would be too difficult to find 12 local jurors in Nashville without an opinion on the case, especially after Daniel Hambrick’s death became a rallying cry.
It was impossible to ignore. The latest rally on Nashville’s War Memorial Plaza — this time to recognize Juneteenth and the final emancipation of all slaves — attracted a predominantly white audience.
Protests have continued across the nation and around the world for a third straight week following the death of George Floyd on May 25.
Tennessee is sending about 1,000 National Guardsmen to Washington, D.C., to assist in the protests. The nation’s capital has seen rioting as well as peaceful demonstrations against police brutality.
Impassioned speeches against systemic racism were given Monday afternoon in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Members of the Black Caucus pleaded their cause to their colleagues, two days after a peaceful rally downtown turned violent.
“Put your shields down.” Those were the words that over a hundred demonstrators chanted Monday night on the steps of the Capitol, as part of the Vigil for Black Lives.