15 decisions on public records by the Tennessee Legislature in 2016

This year, Tennessee lawmakers punted on public records bills that could have created new access rights to see police body camera video and files of finished investigations into officer-involved shootings. Continue Reading

Two bills on transparency of police shooting investigations advance in Legislature

A Shelby County state senator and Memphis state representative have both gained passage in legislative committees of different amendments to bills that would govern access to TBI files in police Continue Reading

Bill keeps TBI records about officer-involved shootings confidential unless police agree to release

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article referenced language in the original Senate Bill 2023 and House Bill 2091 that required the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to handle investigations into Continue Reading

Commercial Appeal: Focus on police shootings draws attention to policy secrecy

Memphis investigative reporter Marc Perrusquia provided an outstanding overview in The Commercial Appeal on Sunday of the legal exemption for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that allows it to keep files of Continue Reading

TBI investigative file released in Memphis police shooting case

The Shelby County District Attorney has posted on her website TBI’s investigative files into the shooting death of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart by a Memphis police officer in what may be one of Continue Reading