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.
As authorities investigate a recent shooting by a Nashville police officer, records show his prior instances of using force were always justified by the department. And his proactive policing led to internal praise.
On the two-year anniversary of the death of a Nashville man who by police, six teen activists who have been at the forefront of recent Black Lives Matter protests are learning where their own hometown fits within the national narrative about police brutality and racial justice.
Candlelight flickered across Public Square Park Tuesday night at a vigil mourning the deaths of two Nashville men killed by local police officers.
As protests spread throughout the country in the wake of recent high-profile killings by police officers, Nashville is gearing up for its own demonstrations this weekend.
Criminal justice reform advocates are proposing a new deadline for body cameras in Nashville. They want to see Metro Police officers wearing them by January. Outside the mayor’s office Tuesday night — and just before a Metro Council meeting — demonstrators urged local leaders to stop delaying the rollout, shouting “three years, three mayors, still […]
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 / The relationship between James Cayce residents and Nashville police is a tenuous one. In this story, we explore two defining moments in Cayce: A viral cell phone video of a police officer being assaulted, and the most controversial police shooting in the city’s recent history. Both were caught on camera. And both reveal the strain between the […]
The proposal to create a police community oversight board in Nashville is teetering on the edge of failure. The legislation has been in the works for months, but recently it’s been mired in legal concerns. And Tuesday’s Metro Council meeting will decide its fate.
Members of the local group Justice For Jocques called off a meeting with Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson, taking issue with the audience he was requesting.