More than 30 current and former employees have now lodged complaints against the Metro Nashville Police Department for allegations ranging from sexual assault to racial discrimination and retaliation.
After months of disputes, the relationship between the Metro Nashville Police Department and the Community Oversight Board is starting to thaw. Interim Police Chief John Drake told board members Wednesday night he wants to be a resource to the agency — not get in the way of its work.
The Metro Nashville Police Department has placed three officers on desk duty while it investigates the wrongful raid of a woman’s home early Tuesday morning.
Interim Chief John Drake has laid out a long to-do list he says he’s ready to tackle. But transforming the department won’t be easy.
Nashville police leaders say — in hindsight — that they should have had more officers on the street Saturday before violence and vandalism in downtown. “We did not, obviously, anticipate the violence — the magnitude of the violence,” said Chief Steve Anderson.