For decades, ACLU-TN has been part of the chorus of voices calling for Nashville to establish an independent community oversight board with robust power to investigate and hold law enforcement accountable.
The tragic death of Daniel Hambrick, who was shot and killed by a Metro Nashville police officer last week, only reinforces the need for such a substantial and common sense reform. A community oversight board is critical to stem the erosion of community-police relations and promote basic police accountability and transparency.
Community Oversight Now is collecting hard copies of signatures for a petition to put an amendment establishing a community oversight board in Nashville on the November ballot. This amendment calls for a board with “independent authority to investigate allegations of misconduct by The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD), offer and implement remedies to police accountability, and issue advisory and resolution reports to institutions involved in public safety and the administration of justice.”
The deadline to collect all petitions is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. You can drop off your printed and signed petition by 6 p.m. tomorrow at the following locations:
- Alkebu-Lan Books
2721 Jefferson St Nashville, TN 37208
- Casa Azafrán
2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
- City Road Chapel United Methodist Church
701 Gallatin Rd. S., Madison, TN 37115
- The Grilled Cheeserie
2003 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
3701 B Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
Thank you for taking action to help move our city toward justice, fairness and equal treatment for all Nashvillians.
*Note: By clicking on this link, you will be directed to a Google Drive document hosted by Community Oversight Now, an independent organization.