The Tennessee House of Representatives will soon vote on a bill that could strip the power of police oversight boards across the state, if members don’t complete training. Some worry the measure could make it harder for citizens to hold officers accountable.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow intellectually disabled people on death row to challenge their sentence.
Federal law enforcement officials have charged nine people in Tennessee in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Metro Nashville plans to pay $2.25 million to the family of Daniel Hambrick, a Black man killed by a white police officer during a foot chase in July 2018.
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.