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.
Amid calls to reduce police budgets, Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday that Tennessee will use coronavirus relief money to increase funding for law enforcement. Lee says he’s setting aside $300,000 for 90 scholarships to the state law enforcement training academy.
Scrutiny has again descended on policing tactics, with intense protests and reform efforts playing out across the country and in Middle Tennessee. WPLN News has gathered a set of our stories about policing to provide history and context to the local discussion.
About 2,000 people marched peacefully in downtown Nashville on Saturday during a day of nationwide protests in response to racism and police brutality. This latest event was organized by the Somali Students’ Association at Middle Tennessee State University. Its members include many from the region’s Muslim community, who say they want to show solidarity with […]
The Murfreesboro Police Department says it was trying to disperse a crowd that had blocked an intersection. A building and an armored vehicle were vandalized, and two people were arrested for violating an emergency curfew order.
Thousands rallied peacefully in Nashville before a few dozen people vandalized police cars and downtown buildings, resulting in multiple arrests Saturday. The WPLN News team brought you live coverage of the “I Will Breathe” rally throughout the day. The latest details available here. Below is a chronological walkthrough of the events told through photos, from […]
Several thousand people gathered in downtown Nashville on Saturday afternoon for what started as a peaceful demonstration, but that later shifted into violence and vandalism.
A peaceful “I Will Breathe” rally, which drew thousands of people at War Memorial Plaza, eventually turned destructive as the hours wore on Saturday. Pockets of protesters smashed cars and police used tear gas to disperse some who vandalized Nashville’s City Hall. Police say the area was mostly cleared by about 10:45 p.m.
Both Nashville and the state of Tennessee have been sharing the names and addresses of people who test positive for the coronavirus with law enforcement. That worries immigrant rights advocates. The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, or TIRRC, has been helping distribute information about how and where to get tested for the virus. Policy […]
A hot meal can be hard to come by after a tornado rips through town. Especially for first responders and those directly impacted by the storm. At Shoney’s on Interstate Drive, police, firefighters and families broke bread together this week. The Nashville-based comfort food chain offered a free buffet dinner for those in need.