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.
In response to rising gun violence, community organizers in Nashville wanted April 24 to be 24 hours of peace. A police shooting just before midnight shattered that plan.
Nashville police have fatally shot a man following a traffic stop just before midnight on Clarksville Pike in Bordeaux. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate.
The head of one of Tennessee’s largest African American churches is organizing a town hall meeting to ask: How would the city address a tense racial incident? And how can the city prevent one altogether?