Maryam Mohammed hoped to be the first Nashville police officer to wear a hijab. But records obtained by WPLN News show department leadership repeatedly told her she would not be allowed to wear her headscarf if accepted to the academy, because it violated the uniform policy.
Traffic stops by police have dropped nearly 90% in the past five years. City officials have been paying closer attention to traffic stops since two independent reports found that Black drivers were being stopped and searched at disproportionate rates — even though police rarely found evidence of a crime.
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.
Nashville will pay $2.25 million in a settlement to the family of a man was fatally shot while running away from a city police officer.
The Metro Nashville Police Department has released body camera footage from a shooting that injured a woman Friday who was threatening to kill herself. The woman is in the hospital recovering. But the video underscores the challenges officers face when responding to mental health calls. It comes as the department looks to expand a partnership […]
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.
Police say ballistic testing has found that a 21-year-old shot himself. The department also says an autopsy shows the man died from a single gunshot.
Police say community engagement officers were running after a man they thought had a gun. They allege the gun discharged after he dropped it and picked it up.
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.
When gunfire broke out, police were using a “vehicle jam” — a tactic that requires hours of training, extensive planning and practice.