In just the past month, Nashville’s new police oversight agency has launched three investigations into high-profile, use-of-force incidents. And they’re testing the department’s powers.
There are still many unknowns surrounding last week’s car chase and shootout that left a Nashville police officer injured and another man dead Thursday night, as state agents and the city’s police oversight board investigate the actions of three officers who opened fire.
Nashville police officers fatally shot a man Thursday night in what the department is describing as a chase and a shootout that started after a different, off-duty officer was ambushed and wounded.
Nashville’s Community Oversight Board wants to investigate the death of a man who was arrested in February. The officers who arrested Gabriel Hines have been accused of using physical force. The Metro Nashville Police Department says an internal investigation cleared them of wrongdoing. But the city’s new police oversight group still has questions.
Two months into Nashville’s coronavirus epidemic, officials say they’re working to maintain a steady supply of personal protective equipment. “PPE availability is certainly not limitless, as all local governments and even healthcare providers are contending with nationwide supply chain issues,” a spokesperson for the mayor’s office in an email. “But we are working closely with […]
Ten years ago this week, Middle Tennessee was faced with a different crisis. Nearly a foot and a half of rain fell on the region in the course of a single weekend. The Cumberland River, along with the streams that feed it, was overwhelmed. In the resulting floods, 21 Tennesseans died and billions of dollars […]
Nashville is delaying its long-awaited body camera program yet again, this time due to budget shortfalls from COVID-19.
42 seconds. That’s how long it took for a Metro dispatcher to realize a police officer had been sent to the wrong Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike on April 22, 2018. Moments earlier, authorities say, 29-year-old Travis Reinking had ambushed the restaurant with an AR-15, killing four late-night diners inside.
Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway signed an order Monday morning, which sends four charges against Jayona Brown to criminal court. She could face decades behind bars.
As the coronavirus continues to spread through Tennessee, one group is particularly vulnerable: people in jail. Many suffer underlying health conditions. Plus, they’re locked into tight quarters, often without regular access to soap or hand sanitizer. Law enforcement officials are now grappling with how to balance public safety and public health.