Community Oversight in Nashville: Successes and Challenges

Community Oversight in Nashville: Successes and Challenges

This past November, citizens voted on six proposed amendments to the Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Charter. Garnering the most attention, Amendment One proposed a civilian-staffed Community Oversight Board as an accountability source for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and passed with 59% support. Nashville now joins the ranks of other major...

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Amendment One Passes in Nashville Increasing Community Oversight of Metro Police

Amendment One Passes in Nashville Increasing Community Oversight of Metro Police

As Nashvillians took to the polls during the 2018 midterm elections, they were voting for more than just their next representatives. The ballot also featured several proposed amendments to the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Charter, one of which signals a major shift in the city’s policing practices. Amendment One,...

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