When gunfire broke out, police were using a “vehicle jam” — a tactic that requires hours of training, extensive planning and practice.
The team resembles several proactive initiatives that have come and gone at MNPD over the years, following criticism from community members for their aggressive enforcement tactics.
Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are looking into a shooting by a police officer Wednesday afternoon. Metro Nashville Police confirmed the incident along Brick Church Pike, which they say happened in the parking lot of an Exxon gas station at the intersection with Trinity Lane.
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.
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.
Note: This story is an excerpt from our new podcast, WPLN News Investigates: Deadly Force. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen. Newly uncovered police records reveal that nine months before Officer Andrew Delke shot and killed Daniel Hambrick, he was criticized by his supervisors. But not for use of force. It was […]
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 […]