Bill to bring transparency to TBI investigations of police shootings advances

A bill that would make public the investigative record of TBI investigations of police shootings after the case is over advanced in a House subcommittee today. The House Criminal Justice 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

Bringing in TBI to investigate deadly force by police raises transparency question

The Tennessean reports today that two of the state’s major police departments – Knoxville and Nashville – are opposed to a proposal that would hand all investigations into local police Continue Reading