Police have repeatedly asserted that officers did not have enough evidence for a search warrant when the Christmas bomber’s girlfriend reported he was building explosives in 2019. But some legal experts say otherwise.
Two days after a bomb erupted in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, the officers at the scene shared a chilling account of that night.
A new commission is investigating the Metro Nashville Police Department’s handling of a 2019 tip involving the Christmas bomber, as the department faces criticism for its failure to prevent the explosion.
A new detail has emerged about when a Nashville police officer first realized he’d previously handled a case involving the Christmas morning bomber. The department now says that a member of its bomb squad went with the FBI to the Antioch home of Anthony Warner on Christmas night.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake is navigating a crisis just weeks after officially taking the helm of the department. His team faces criticism for how it handled a 2019 report that warned a local man was building a bomb in his RV — the same man who caused the massive blast on Christmas morning.
Many U.S. police departments track cars with special cameras known as license plate readers. Now, Nashville police and some members of Metro Council want in on the technology. But that’s sparked a debate about privacy and police overreach.
Nashville’s police chief has repeatedly said the department responded to a 2019 report about Anthony Warner as thoroughly as it could at the time, and that it acknowledged the report quickly as it could after the Christmas Day bombing. But the police department is now creating an “after-action report” to determine whether it made mistakes.
A census of the blast zone finds that seven buildings are too unsafe to be occupied, and two are in danger of collapsing.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake is defending the investigative work by his department, and he says he thinks they essentially did all they were legally allowed to do in August 2019 when warned about downtown bomber Anthony Warner.
Law enforcement agents have confirmed that Anthony Warner is believed to have set off a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning. The blast damaged dozens of buildings and disrupted internet and cell service for hundreds of miles.