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A group of citizens who have advocated for a community oversight board to review claims of police misconduct will file an official ethics complaint later today against Mayor Megan Barry.

The complaint questions the potential repercussions of the mayor’s extramarital relationship with a police officer, Sgt. Rob Forrest, including her ability to act as an “honest broker” between the community and Metro Police.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will look into Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s extramarital affair with the head of her security detail. This morning the city’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Glenn Funk, asked the state agency to find out whether any laws were broken by the illicit relationship, including misappropriation of public funds and official misconduct.

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry disclosed an extramarital affair with the head of her security detail on Wednesday and publicly apologized after mounting media inquiries about the sudden retirement of police Sgt. Rob Forrest.

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Nashville is creating the city's first community land trust, the Mayor's office announced Tuesday. The trust will buy up property, maintain partial ownership and keep it affordable for generations of owners.

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Nashville's housing authority took a major step toward creating the city's new vision of public housing, which hopes to break up blocks of concentrated poverty with varying levels of income. Metro broke ground Wednesday on a new mixed-income building in East Nashville's James Cayce Homes. Called Kirkpatrick Park, it will be the first of its kind in the neighborhood.

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry unveiled plans Monday to finance a city-owned soccer stadium. The Mayor said the $250 million proposal would be a new model for Nashville, funded with bonds and paid off by investors.

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The Department of Justice is recommending that Nashville conduct a thorough study of its policing culture. The direction comes after a white Metro police officer fatally shot a black man earlier this year.

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After last month’s fatal police shooting, there’s been a groundswell of demand to equip Nashville police with body cameras. But the implementation is tricky. How is the footage stored, and for how long?

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A controversial proposal that would up city services and increase taxes for thousands of Nashville homes is finally advancing after months of deferral. But the plan is now a fraction of the size.  

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Mayor Megan Barry has expressed interest in working with TV networks to revive ABC’s drama series, “Nashville,” and is even open to providing financial incentives. The show’s fifth season was canceled due to inconsistent viewer ratings.

"We would love for the show 'Nashville' to continue. We would be willing to work with anybody who wanted to come back to us and make a proposition and an offer to see what that looks like. Obviously, resources are not unlimited but we do love that show," Barry said. 

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