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Immigration enforcement the focus of first Nashville Police Oversight Board report

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Nashville’s Police Oversight Board has issued its first policy recommendation, 18 months after being approved by voters.

 

The board is suggestinging four new guidelines for Metro Officers regarding immigration enforcement.

 

The oversight panel suggests police be trained to recognize official U.S. and foriegn issued identification. It also wants officers to justify asking about citizenship status.

 

In addition, the board says Metro Police should be trained on what federal immigration officers can and cannot do legally, and it wants any interaction with federal officials documented.

 

The report goes next to MNPD Chief Steve Anderson for his consideration.

 

You can read the full report here.

 

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