All of the candidates said there’s a broken relationship between the community and police.
The Community Oversight Board says it hopes to finalize a new agreement with the Metro Nashville Police Department by the end of this week.
WPLN News took a deep dive into each finalist’s history, to get a better idea of how they might run MNPD.
The head of Tennessee’s prison system says the number of unfilled correctional officer positions has reached an “all-time high.” Many facilities were already severely understaffed. Now, officials say the pandemic has made recruitment even harder.
Last night’s presidential debate thrust Belmont University into the national spotlight. And as protesters crowded the sidewalks outside campus, many students took the opportunity to protest their own college. Some students say they want Belmont to take a stronger stand on social issues.
Nashville is just weeks away from hiring a new police chief, after former Chief Steve Anderson abruptly retired this summer. And the change in leadership comes as the city — and the country — grapple with growing distrust in law enforcement. But it won’t be easy to find a candidate who pleases everyone.
A group wants Belmont to divest from CoreCivic, a for-profit prison company with close ties to the school and the Republican Party. It plans to hold a demonstration near campus Thursday, before the presidential debate.
Five finalists have been selected to move forward in Nashville’s search for a new police chief. They were selected by Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Metro Human Resources Tuesday morning.
Most Tennessee prisons are currently reporting few or no active cases of COVID-19. Three have even opened back up for visitation this month. But an outbreak at a facility in northeast Tennessee has become one of the deadliest.
The number of Tennesseans who can’t vote because of a felony conviction has risen since 2016 — despite a national trend in the opposite direction — according to a new national report released today.