State officials are reversing course on a controversial policy that provides coronavirus test results with local law enforcement and first responders.
There are still many unknowns surrounding last week’s car chase and shootout that left a Nashville police officer injured and another man dead Thursday night, as state agents and the city’s police oversight board investigate the actions of three officers who opened fire.
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.
The mother of a victim in the 2018 Waffle House shooting is asking Nashville’s Department of Emergency Communications to make some changes to its policies.
Nashville’s Community Oversight Board wants to investigate the death of a man who was arrested in February. The officers who arrested Gabriel Hines have been accused of using physical force. The Metro Nashville Police Department says an internal investigation cleared them of wrongdoing. But the city’s new police oversight group still has questions.
Nearly every prison in Tennessee has at least one confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to new results from statewide mass testing that occurred last week. Overall, about 2,500 inmates have tested positive since the Tennessee Department of Correction reported its first case in April. Three have died.
About 600 inmates and staff have since tested positive for the virus, making the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex one of the largest hotspots in the country.
An inmate at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The Tennessee Department of Correction tells WPLN News the 78-year-old black man died last night and had an underlying health condition. The official cause of death is pending an autopsy. Nearly 600 inmates tested positive for the coronavirus at the […]
Nashville’s jail population is continuing to shrink as the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office works to curb the spread of the virus behind bars. As of Friday, the city’s jails house 949 inmates. That’s a decrease of nearly a quarter since the first case of the coronavirus was reported in Tennessee early in March.
Mass testing at two Tennessee prisons has uncovered nearly 2,000 cases of the coronavirus behind bars so far.