Pride: Why Nashville needs Police Community Oversight now

Imagine you’re driving up the street, and as you are approaching a parking lot entrance/exit a car pulls out uproariously and suddenly causes you to have to slam on the breaks. You hit the car, damaging its bumper. The driver of the car that pulled out in front of you declares that because you hit him from behind it’s your fault and your fault only and leaves the scene.

News Channel 5: Metro Human Relations Commission Supports Community Oversight Board

News Channel 5: Metro Human Relations Commission Supports Community Oversight Board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After the release of a deadly officer involved video that took the life of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick, many organizations and metro leaders are calling for a Community Oversight Board, including the Metro Human Relations Commission.

Tennessean: Nashville police killed a black man, public wanted oversight board — 45 years ago

Tennessean: Nashville police killed a black man, public wanted oversight board — 45 years ago

Police officers were investigating a crime in a North Nashville neighborhood. A young black man ran from them. An officer shot and killed him. The killing sparked protests, a call for the police chief to resign and demands for a citizen review board of police. It was the fall of 1973.

NPR: After Nashville Visit, Justice Department Asks Police To Consider How It Works With Black Residents

NPR: After Nashville Visit, Justice Department Asks Police To Consider How It Works With Black Residents

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.