Metro Police will start asking drivers to file their own report for fender benders and minor accidents next week. More than a year ago, the department stopped trying to respond to all wrecks because of a staffing shortage, but there were more limited options for filing a police report.
Metro Police are warning that dangerous fentanyl is showing up in all kinds of street drugs, but especially cocaine that’s sold in downtown Nashville.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says agents are at the scene of a shooting on I-65 after Nashville police, Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and an off-duty Mt. Juliet officer shot and killed a 37-year-old man while, they say, they were responding to reports of a person with a box cutter.
Nashville’s police department wanted almost $6 million for new Tasers and had requested it come from the federal COVID relief money the city had been allocated. But Metro Council got pushback from the community and within its chambers on what the city’s priorities are for the pandemic money.
The Metro Nashville Police Department has launched a data dashboard to share information about crime and policing.
It’s been a year since the murder of George Floyd prompted widespread demands for change, especially to policing and monuments associated with white supremacy. WPLN News is taking stock of how officials have responded.