The state of Tennessee has been voted the best in the nation this year for its laws intended to prevent child sex trafficking. That’s according to Shared Hope International, which since 2011 has been grading states in part on their laws combating child sex traffickers.
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.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation file on the fatal shooting of a Nashville man by a police officer has been handed over to the U.S. Attorney’s office for review. It’s the first time the feds have reexamined evidence in a fatal shooting by Metro Police.
The state’s top law enforcement agency promised a complete and thorough investigation into the fatal shooting of a Nashville man by a city police officer. But a WPLN examination of a 600-page case file casts doubt on the thoroughness of the probe, and it reveals discrepancies between how the case was investigated and how officials have been describing their work for months.
The first test for a new agreement between Metro Police and the District Attorney showed there's still some gray area in who leads investigations when a Nashville officer shoots someone. The topic is high on the agenda when DA Glenn Funk and police chief Steve Anderson meet for a mediation session with the mayor on Friday.
When the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation started looking into the recent shooting death of Jocques Clemmons by a Metro police officer, it added yet another investigation to its surging caseload. It also highlighted the state agency’s increasing role in scrutinizing local police.
New Tennessee crime stats reveal Vanderbilt University had far more reported cases of rape and sexual assault in 2014 than any other school in the state. Administrators believe awareness efforts have caused more victims to come forward in recent years.