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Nashville police will soon have a place to drop people in a mental health crisis who haven't committed a serious crime. Construction begins this week on the city's first jail diversion program for the mentally ill.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Mayor David Briley, who was sworn in last night to succeed Megan Barry, has not yet said whether he'll try to hold onto the office.

But with a short sprint scheduled to the August special election, there aren't many people who could mount a challenge.

Davidson County Sheriff's Office

The Davidson County sheriff says he'll more closely monitor the number of requests his office is getting from federal officials to hand over immigrants in custody. This comes after President Trump's administration detailed plans to increase deportation enforcement.

Sheriff Daron Hall American Muslim Advisory Council
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Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall says he wants jail guards to better understand the practices and beliefs of Muslim inmates. So he has accepted a request from local Muslim leaders to teach “Islam 101” classes for jail staff, and he plans to hire a part-time advocate as a go-between with inmates.


Antioch residents are still concerned about having more inmates living in their community, even after fending off an expansion of the nearby Metro jail earlier this year. Community groups and Metro Council members have summoned Sheriff Daron Hall to explain his plans at the Global Mall on Monday night.