Full Body-Worn and In-Car Camera Deployment Now Complete Across Metro Nashville Police

Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Chief John Drake announced last week that full body-worn and in-car camera deployment across the entire MNPD is now complete. “After project completion at all eight precincts in mid-July, training and camera distribution continued to officers in all other remaining police department components,” according to a press release that the MNPD published.

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Nashville Police Release Footage of Friday’s Fatal Shootout Between Police Officer and Female Suspect

A shootout at a Dollar General store hospitalized a Metro Nashville Police officer and killed a 31-year-old woman Friday, and police released body cam footage of the incident later in the day. The incident happened at Brick Church Pike and Ewing Drive, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department’s Twitter feed.

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Nashville Police Announce Five-Member Group Will Review 2019 Response to Bombing Suspect Anthony Warner’s Home

Metro Nashville Police (MNPD) Chief John Drake today announced that five people will lead an After Action Review of the MNPD’s response to bombing suspect Anthony Warner’s Bakertown Road home in August 2019. Three of the five people come from outside the police department.

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‘I Believe in Heroes’: Downtown Features Mural Honoring Police Who Responded to Nashville Bombing

Downtown Nashville now features a mural honoring the six police officers who evacuated residents ahead of the Christmas Day bombing. Sergeant Timothy Miller and officers Brenna Hosey, Amanda Topping, Tyler Luellen, Michael Sipos, James Wells are depicted on a rendition of the famed “I Believe in Nashville” mural series. Their version of the mural reads, “I Believe in Heroes.”

The mural is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway, just ahead of the site of the bombing. The street is still blocked off due to the wreckage being cleared away. The groups behind the popular Instagram pages dedicated to the Nashville community and the “I Believe in Nashville” mural series painted the mural with the permission of the building owner, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. The mural is expected to remain until the window underneath is replaced. After that, it will be framed and hung inside the building.

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Trans Women Will Help Oversee Nashville Police If Community Oversight Board Gets its Way

Trans women of color and formerly incarcerated individuals in Nashville, among other groups, must help city officials monitor members of the Metro Nashville Police Department, said members of the city’s Community Oversight Board.

COB members said this in a letter they sent to Mayor John Cooper this week. Cooper invited members of the COB to serve on a Use of Force Committee. COB members accepted.

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Nashville Felon Who Legally Wasn’t Supposed to Have a Gun Uses One in Alleged Carjacking Attempt

A man Nashville Police described as “a dangerous felon with a gun” allegedly tried to carjack a woman in Nashville, but police later arrested the suspect, according to a press release.

Jamontez Deshun Howse, 20, of Enchanted Circle, is jailed in lieu of $105,000 bond on charges of attempted carjacking, theft of a Cadillac Escalade, and theft of a .45 caliber loaded semi-automatic pistol that he dropped moments before his arrest, according to a Nashville press release.

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Nashville Police Morale Reportedly Suffers Because of Community Oversight Board

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Metro Nashville Police officers are writing fewer traffic tickets, and the city loses about $50,000 a month because of it, according to WSMV. “The trend began in August, not long after two key events: police lost their cost-of-living raises, and an officer became the subject of a TBI investigation after…

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Number of People Applying for Nashville Police Reportedly Falls Dramatically

In 2010 about 4,700 people applied to work as a police officer in Nashville. Seven years later the number of people who wanted to work as a cop in Music City dwindled to just 1,900 people. This, according to the website Oregon Live, which did a story about more and…

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Nashville Police Fear Loss of Rights Under New Civilian Oversight Board

In a referendum Tuesday, Nashville voters approved a civilian oversight board over police. One day after the vote, Nashville Fraternal Order of Police President James Smallwood said in an emailed statement it’s important this coming board not exclude the perspectives of law enforcement officers. “Although the FOP still believes that…

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Nashville Police May Get New Community Oversight Board

Nashville Mayor David Briley does not plan to fire Police Chief Steve Anderson. Additionally, a November referendum calling for a community oversight board over Nashville police is apparently still a go. This, despite the members of the Nashville Fraternal Order of the Police expressing disapproval with the proposal. According to…

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