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Members of the local group Justice For Jocques called off a meeting with Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson, taking issue with the audience he was requesting.

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Nashville police are beginning field tests with body-worn cameras. It's a significant step in the city's push for more police transparency and better community relations.

The 20 officers who volunteered for the trial will record their daily police activity, including traffic stops, arrests, searches and interviews with witnesses and suspects. Police say the officers will deactivate the cameras if privacy is needed. The department says they're testing out four different manufacturers and the feedback will be used when determining what equipment to ultimately purchase. 

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A nearly one million dollar injury lawsuit against the city and a former police officer could be settled for just $10,000 if approved by the Metro Council this evening.

 

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Friends and family of an African American man killed by a Nashville police officer earlier this year say they will not forget. They’ve now begun what they say will be daily protests outside Metro’s East police precinct until the patrolman is fired.

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Nashville's annual Night Out Against Crime came in the midst of a summer that's seen a dramatic rise in violence. At a park in East Nashville, a neighborhood where shootings are the highest in decades, parents and police gathered for a night of peace.

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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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District Attorney Glenn Funk is defending state investigators’ decision not to re-interview a key witness in the fatal shooting of Jocques Clemmons by a city police officer. Funk said the investigation’s mission was to gather the facts independently, and he trusted state agents to do just that.

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Summer usually means an uptick in crime. But across Nashville, shootings and homicides have already been going up for months. In one precinct, in East Nashville, murders are on pace to double.

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The complete investigation file on the fatal shooting of a black man by a white metro police officer was released today. Among the 615 pages of material, is concern over how the man’s gun was handled at the scene and a single witness who claims the officer used a racial slur just moments after the shooting.

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The city’s largest public housing development is getting a handful of new police officers.

MDHA, the city’s housing authority, is giving Metro Police $100,000 to put a team of four new officers on the streets of the James Cayce homes. However, they won’t be driving: The officers will do their patrol on foot and on bikes.

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