Senate approves bill to open TBI records in police-involved shootings

The Senate this week voted 30-0 to make TBI investigative records in police-involved shootings open to the public after the “prosecutorial function” is finished. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has an 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

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

Police, ACLU, open government advocates talk body cam footage

Representatives from police, the ACLU, the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, the Tennessee Press Association  and one of the largest vendors of body cams offered thoughts today to the state Continue Reading