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.
Metro Nashville plans to pay $2.25 million to the family of Daniel Hambrick, a Black man killed by a white police officer during a foot chase in July 2018.
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.
The team resembles several proactive initiatives that have come and gone at MNPD over the years, following criticism from community members for their aggressive enforcement tactics.
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.