Crime and Law Enforcement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  A Nashville Public Defender has issued a profanity laced rant condemning police and the justice system in the wake of the Breonna Taylor decision, and the Metro Police Union wants him held “accountable.”

WSMV reports the Facebook post was attributed to Public Defender James Hindman. It followed word Wednesday that a Louisville Grand Jury had declined to indict officers for Taylor’s shooting death back in March.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Records show a former Tennessee state trooper’s insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol was refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer. 


State documents viewed by The Associated Press through a public records request also include a lengthy disciplinary record and previous initial recommendation by a Tennessee Highway Patrol captain that Trooper Harvey Briggs be fired nearly two decades ago.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Transportation Security Administration says loaded guns were found at security checkpoints at every major Tennessee airport during a seven-day period.


From Sept. 13 through Sept, 20, the TSA says eight guns were found in carry-on bags by agents at Nashville International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville and McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville.



CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old Tennessee boy has been charged in connection with the shooting of an 11-year-old boy.


Chattanooga police say the teen was arrested Tuesday in the Sept. 2 shooting and charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.


Police say that on the day of the shooting, officers responded to a report of “unknown trouble” at a residence and found the 11-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound.

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in the killing of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo more than nine years ago, but he is expected to be released soon as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Hardin County Judge C. Creed McGinley sentenced Jason Autry to eight years in prison after Autry pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit murder and facilitation of especially aggravated kidnapping.

Autry's lawyer says he is getting credit for time served and could be released in the next few days.