Reshuffling of the leadership and new policing initiatives have become the norm since John Drake became Nashville’s top cop a little over a year ago.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is offering moving costs, full benefits, a car, free uniforms and free training to qualified applicants, including those who have to leave other departments because they haven’t gotten the COVID vaccine.
The latest effort in MNPD Chief John Drake’s “precision policing” philosophy is a new Violent Crime Division to investigate carjackings, armed robberies and other serial violent crimes.
The Metro Nashville Police Department isn’t tracking a common type of physical force used to arrest people, according to a new report from the civilian-run agency that oversees MNPD.
The Metro Nashville Police Department has launched a data dashboard to share information about crime and policing.
Jury selection was supposed to begin Tuesday morning for the first trial of a Nashville police officer charged with murder. Instead, Andrew Delke is now serving a three-year sentence for manslaughter. Criminal justice reporter Samantha Max spoke with WPLN’s Morning Edition host Nina Cardona about the plea deal.