Bureau to investigate police-involved deaths in Nashville

Apr 10, 2017

Credit TBI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Metro Nashville Police Department has reached an agreement with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that allows the bureau to investigate deaths involving the use of force by officers.

The Tennessean reports that under the new agreement, Davidson County District Attorney General Glenn Funk will ask the bureau to investigate any death involving the use of force by an on-duty Metro police officer.

The reached Friday deal also includes departments that hold a Metro Nashville Police Department special police commission designation, such as the Vanderbilt University Police Department.

Memphis has a similar agreement with the bureau.