Metro Nashville police now expressly forbidden to use choke holds to subdue suspects

Jun 16, 2020

Credit MNPD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Metro Nashville Police have updated department policy to make it explicit that chokeholds are prohibited.

Metro Police policy has also been clarified to make it clear officers have a duty to intervene if a fellow officer uses excessive force.

Mayor John Cooper announced the policy updates Monday. The Mayor has also asked Nashville’s Community Oversight Board to review MNPD’s current use of force policies.

Last week Mayor Cooper announced that he was committing to former President Obama’s initiative to review use of force policies while also seeking community input.

Would you like to read the full press statement regarding the policy changes?