Updated 10:00 p.m. Central Time Law enforcement agencies around Nashville and as far away as Knox County and Kentucky, reported their 911 lines were down, though some are back up. Most flights out of Nashville International Airport are taking off again after departures were suspended. And hospitals report having difficulty making or receiving calls.
Amid calls to reduce police budgets, Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday that Tennessee will use coronavirus relief money to increase funding for law enforcement. Lee says he’s setting aside $300,000 for 90 scholarships to the state law enforcement training academy.
Nashville’s public health department will continue to provide COVID-19 patient information to first responders, even though the state has decided to halt its own data-sharing policy by the end of the month.
Tennessee’s Safer at Home orders have raised some questions in recent days, prompting Gov. Bill Lee to pen a clarifying letter this week to the state’s local law enforcement agencies. In the letter, Lee says “many questions have arisen over what is, should, or should not be covered in the list of Essential Activities and […]
How does a cold case homicide detective maintain faith in humanity? What makes him so sure that he’s going after the right bad guy? And how can a case with no known suspects be solved? For more than 25 years, retired police detective Pat Postiglione solved some of the most gruesome murder cases in Nashville. […]