Nashville has chosen five finalists to lead the Metro Nashville Police Department after a monthslong, nationwide search. The candidates each have decades of experience in law enforcement, but their backgrounds and philosophies vary widely. WPLN News took a deep dive into each finalist’s history, to get a better idea of how they might run MNPD. […]
Nashville is just weeks away from hiring a new police chief, after former Chief Steve Anderson abruptly retired this summer. And the change in leadership comes as the city — and the country — grapple with growing distrust in law enforcement. But it won’t be easy to find a candidate who pleases everyone.
Five finalists have been selected to move forward in Nashville’s search for a new police chief. They were selected by Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Metro Human Resources Tuesday morning.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper enters office with a strong mandate from the city’s voters. Nearly 70% backed him and the ideas he championed, which were numerous and detailed: He proudly handed out 46-page policy platform booklets while campaigning.
Tornadoes, the COVID-19 pandemic, protests over racial injustice and a controversial budget crisis are just a few of the challenges Nashville Mayor John Cooper has faced in his first year. The through-line of all of these events is the question of who the city serves. WPLN News has a policy promise tracker for residents to […]
Fifty-seven people have applied to be Nashville’s next police chief. Following an initial review process that took place in recent weeks, the applicants will be evaluated by a newly selected search committee established by Metro Human Resources.
In an email to Metro Councilmember Bob Mendes Thursday, Metro Nashville community oversight director Jill Fitcheard said she was alarmed to hear the tape for the first time in a WPLN News story.
The killing of a Black man accused case of shooting a Nashville police officer was quickly forgotten amid nationwide protests against police brutality. Newly released records shed a bit more light on what happened that night, but they also leave many questions unanswered.
More than 30 current and former employees have now lodged complaints against the Metro Nashville Police Department for allegations ranging from sexual assault to racial discrimination and retaliation.
A prominent faith-based activist group is speaking up against police brutality after a hiatus from criminal justice reform work. Nashville Organized for Action and Hope is using its sway with the mayor and the police department to call for change.