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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Two Nashville teenagers were arrested over the 4th of July holiday for separate incidents involving fireworks. But it’s still unclear whether Metro Police stuck to its “no tolerance” policy on fireworks this year.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has been holding the police department over a barrel for the last few weeks. He says officers will lose their jobs if the Metro Council doesn’t pass his tax increase Tuesday night. And the police chief has accepted the possible outcome.
Metro Nashville Police officials have filed a civil lawsuit to prevent gang meetings in the South Nashville area.
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.
The Metro Nashville Police Department has opened a new headquarters for the West Precinct, which includes an area stretching from Vanderbilt to Bellevue.