Talks between the Metro Nashville Police Department and the new civilian group tasked with investigating it are back on track. The Community Oversight Board has struggled to solidify a working relationship with police, as it nears the end of its first year in existence, and progress had stalled for weeks as tensions brewed between police […]
Listen / A Cheatham County Grand Jury has decided not to indict a sheriff’s deputy for fatally shooting a woman in a high-profile case captured in a dashboard video.
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 / State education officials are reminding school authorities they cannot require parents to release their children’s immigration status. The guidance comes as existing immigration enforcement law in Tennessee becomes more stringent this week.
Listen / After an analysis of Nashville traffic stops showed they don’t effectively stop crime, Mayor David Briley says his only next step is to put together the Community Oversight Board that voters demanded. But activists say the mayor doesn’t need to wait to get the ball rolling.
Listen / In the wake of Nashville’s second fatal police shooting in 18 months, Mayor David Briley says he’s bringing in outside help to work on reforming the city’s approach to policing. The initiative has been slow to get off the ground, but those involved say it’s ramping up.
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.
Listen / A proposal to create a community oversight board — an independent agency with the right to investigate citizen complaints about police — has been the subject of heated debate in Nashville. Activists, lawyers and some members of the City Council have been working for months on drafting legislation that will be up for […]
Listen / Cell phone footage shot by bystanders showing sometimes violent police interactions with civilians has led to more discussions nationwide about whether officers should wear body cameras. In some cities, local law enforcement has resisted that idea. But that’s not the case in Clarksville, where the police department has actually been one of its […]
Listen / Last weekend’s white nationalist rallies in Tennessee didn’t go down in infamy — but they may be remembered fondly in law enforcement circles. Just how large was the police presence?