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In the aftermath of last week's shooting of Daniel Hambrick by a Nashville police officer, a petition to establish independent civilian oversight of the police is closer than ever to being on the ballot this November.

Organizers need about 6,000 signatures by Thursday to qualify, and they say they've seen more interest because of last week's shooting.

Police Chief Steve Anderson speaks at Police Academy (archive)
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Legislation proposing a community oversight board to investigate police misconduct will make its way to Metro Council for the first time on Tuesday.

 

The movement gained steam after a damning study on the disproportionate treatment of African American drivers in Nashville and the subsequent death of Jocques Clemmons, an African American man shot to death by a Metro officer after he ran during a traffic stop in February. The officer was not charged.

Amy Eskind / WPLN

In a city that is growing more racially diverse by the day, Nashville’s police force remains predominantly white. To fix the disparity, the Metro police department has solely focused its outreach efforts in minority communities.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry met with the city's police chief and top prosecutor Friday morning to settle a running dispute. The feud stems from a new arrangement for investigating shootings by police officers.

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Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Nashville’s police department would grow substantially in the mayor’s newly proposed budget. In her annual "State of Metro" address, Megan Barry called for the hiring of 22 new officers to work specifically on foot patrols within neighborhoods, plus 48 more regular-duty officers.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The Metro Nashville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have come to an agreement over how to handle police shootings.

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Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The Davidson County Medical Examiner has released the autopsy report for Jocques Clemmons, the man who was fatally shot by a Metro Police officer in the Cayce Homes last month. It confirms that Clemmons was shot twice in the back, and once in the hip.

TN Photo Services (File)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will look into all fatal shootings involving Metro police, a policy announced Thursday. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk’s decision comes nearly a week after a Metro officer shot and killed a Nashville man.

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This post has been updated to include details on a protest Tuesday night. 

Metro Police have gone back on a key detail in the case of an officer who shot and killed a man who was running away. The department now says the man did not shove the officer before he took off across a parking lot.

Erin Logan/WPLN

The FBI has been asked to monitor an investigation into the shooting of Jocques Clemmons by a Metro police officer on Friday. The third-party review was requested by federal prosecutors in Nashville.

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