Post Tagged with: "Law Enforcement"

Bill Targets “Quota System” For Traffic Tickets

May 10, 2010 at 6:54 am

The state legislature is asking the question, “Do police officers really have a quota for giving out traffic tickets?”

Serpas Says Metro Will Be in Good Hands If He Leaves

April 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Ronal Serpas is among three final candidates to become police chief in his hometown of New Orleans.

State to Perform Executions Earlier at Night

March 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm

The state correction department is changing the time of day it carries out executions. Officials say the shift should smooth the process for victims’ families, as well as staff, inmates’ families, and the press.

Police Seize Record Two Tons Of Marijuana

Police Seize Record Two Tons Of Marijuana

February 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Nashville police seized some two tons of marijuana from a house in South Nashville last night Monday night.

Metro Wins Grant to Hire Officers

July 28, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Metro Police will soon have federal money to hire fifty new officers.

State Legislators Approach Judicial Selection Compromise

May 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm

State lawmakers passed a compromise measure today to tweak and temporarily extend the state’s process for selecting judges, which had been set to phase out at the end of June.

State Bill Advancing to Regulate Traffic Cameras

May 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm

A bill regulating traffic cameras in Tennessee passed out of the state House Finance committee Tuesday.

New plan for judicial selection

May 6, 2009 at 11:36 pm

The state Senate Judiciary Committee is examining a new proposal that would rework the way judges are appointed in Tennessee. How the state picks its top judges has been at issue since last session, but the bill’s sponsor says the legislature must act soon.

Guns-in-parks bill nears passage

May 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm

The guns-in-parks bill is nearing passage after clearing the state Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. Its companion bill has already passed the House.

MNPD Among Best At Communicating With Communities With Limited English

February 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Nashville’s police program for communicating with limited-English communities is among the nation’s best, according to a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice.

Death Penalty Study Committee Issues Recommendations

February 19, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Tennessee’s death penalty study committee gave its official recommendations to the state legislature today.

Metro Crime Drops in Every Precinct but Hermitage

February 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Nashville’s crime rate dropped by 2.3-percent last year. That makes the 5th consecutive year of decline – a 14-percent drop since 2003.

Rutherford Commissioners Consider Change in Car Tag Law

February 12, 2009 at 7:00 am

By seeking to change a single word in Tennessee law, Rutherford county officials hope to reclaim car registration revenue they feel is rightfully theirs.

Health Board Looks to Phase In Menu Labeling

February 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Nashville’s health board is looking to take a phased-in approach to requiring chain restaurants to post their foods’ calorie contents on menus.

Nashville’s Calorie-Posting Plan Based on NY Model

February 4, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Nashville’s health board meets tomorrow to consider requiring chain restaurants to post their foods’ calorie contents on their menus and order boards. The law is based on a similar measure that went into effect last year in New York City.

Tennessee Executes Steve Henley

February 4, 2009 at 7:24 am

Tennessee carried out its death penalty for the fifth time since restarting executions in 2000.

State Changes Course on Calculating Cost of Longer Sentences

January 7, 2009 at 7:20 am

State legislators will work with more accurate dollar figures in the upcoming session when bills proposing stiffer sentencing hit the floor.

Programs Aim to Curb Drunk Driving, Regardless of Lean New Year’s

December 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

The down economy may have New Year’s Eve revelers attending leaner events this year, but they’ll still need someone to drive them home if they drink too much. This marks the 25th year of the Sober Ride program.

State Highway Fatalities Down in 2008

December 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

When gas prices soared in summer, traffic fatalities in the state dropped. But as prices eased in fall, the number of fatalities here didn’t bounce back.

U.S. Attorney Issues Charges In Alleged Ponzi Scheme

December 18, 2008 at 5:28 pm

The U.S. Attorney’s office charged a Brentwood stockbroker today with allegedly running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of some 9 million dollars.