Joseph Bryant, a 61-year-old man, was arrested in downtown Nashville Wednesday evening for not wearing a mask.
Bryant was approached by police in the downtown area of Nashville at approximately 6:40 PM for not wearing a mask, according to News Channel 5. The police cited Bryant for violating Nashville’s standing mask mandate.
Metro Nashville Chief Public Defender Martesha L. Johnson has formally asked that members of the Davidson County Criminal Court immediately release an additional number of inmates from jail because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These inmates are housed in the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department and at Core Civic facilities, Johnson said.
“It is perhaps an unprecedented request for relief in Nashville, but has been utilized in jurisdictions across the country,” Johnson said in her motion.