A court battle over an obscure Tennessee statute freed these men from prison. Years later, they were told they must return.
Nearly 200 people serving life sentences for crimes they committed as teens could see themselves eligible for parole in half the time allowed under current Tennessee law.
The state Supreme Court is considering a case that could pave the way for nearly 200 people to be released from prison for crimes they committed as juveniles. Tennessee has some of the harshest sentencing for minors who are convicted of murder in adult court.
The state troopers who deal most often with the public may soon be outfitted with body cameras. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is asking the legislature for $2.3 million in funding to make this happen.
Nashville’s police oversight board is getting new members who could define the group at a pivotal time.
Police say ballistic testing has found that a 21-year-old shot himself. The department also says an autopsy shows the man died from a single gunshot.
Police say community engagement officers were running after a man they thought had a gun. They allege the gun discharged after he dropped it and picked it up.
As authorities investigate a recent shooting by a Nashville police officer, records show his prior instances of using force were always justified by the department. And his proactive policing led to internal praise.
Prison deaths in Tennessee increased by nearly 60% in 2020, compared to the prior year. But COVID-19 directly accounted for only about half of them.
When gunfire broke out, police were using a “vehicle jam” — a tactic that requires hours of training, extensive planning and practice.