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.
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.
Listen / Community leaders are dissecting a judge’s ruling Monday that moves a police officer’s homicide case to a grand jury. They say the decision could impact the future of police accountability in Nashville in different ways.
Listen / Davidson County voters are now set to decide this fall whether to create an independent board overseeing Metro Nashville Police, after the county election commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the referendum.
Less than 24 hours after a black man was fatally shot by a Metro Police officer in North Nashville, community members, police and city officials gathered to discuss the incident. But the police had little to say. That’s because they are not the ones in charge of investigating this shooting; the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation […]
This post has been updated at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it has found a video showing some of the incident that ended with a man being shot by a police officer last night in North Nashville. But questions remain about whether 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick was carrying a gun, as well […]
There’s no question about it: the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is busy. And not just managing the state’s three crime labs, tracking down fugitives or undertaking major investigations. Since the beginning of the year, the state agency has already been called on to investigate 13 shootings by police officers. Four of those took place […]