Police officers in Nashville will now be allowed to carry personally-owned high powered assault rifles while on duty. The policy change is in response to recent shootings in Newtown and Aurora.
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The Metro Nashville Police Department has added 50 new officers each of the last three years. But the federal grant that made those hires possible is running out, and city officials are being asked to make up the difference.
After a year of reduced or flat budgets for most Metro departments, some are now looking for additional money. In Mayor Karl Dean’s annual budget hearings that started (today/this week), Metro Police asked for an extra $7 million.
Law enforcement officials have indicted two dozen suspected gang members as part of a multi-year investigation. The round up also includes the arrests of two leaders in a Nashville gang prevention program.
Outspoken Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas wants the top police job in New Orleans – his hometown. He’s being interviewed as a candidate for police superintendent this week.
Texting while driving has been illegal in Tennessee since July 1st. While law enforcement officials know there’s lots of law breaking going on, the state has convicted only one driver for texting behind the wheel.
Thursday emergency officials opened the first dock and boat ramp on the Cumberland River dedicated to law enforcement.
Complaints against Metro Police officers are on pace to more than double last year’s figure.
Metro Police will soon have federal money to hire fifty new officers.
Metro Police continue to await the results of ballistics and gun shot residue testing before classifying the death of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair’s girlfriend.
Metro Police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide involving former NFL quarterback Steve McNair. He was found dead with a 20-year-old woman Saturday afternoon.
The Metro Police officer shot during a traffic stop last week is showing signs of improvement.
Councilman Eric Crafton has filed a bill requiring all new Metro employees to be residents of the county they serve.
Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas says if state lawmakers want to improve public safety, they should focus on stiffer sentences for repeat offenders instead of allowing people to take their guns more places.
Two Metro Council members questioned several management decisions of Police Chief Ronal Serpas, at the department’s budget hearing last night.