Gideon’s Army presents findings to Metro Council

On Monday, January 9, the Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee and the Minority Caucus of Nashville’s Metro Council held a special joint meeting during which Gideon’s Army presented findings from our Driving While Black report. Commander Terrance Graves from the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) also gave a presentation. Both presentations were followed by Q&A from council members.

The entire hour-long event may be viewed here:

Here is a full roundup of media coverage of the event:

Nashville Scene, “What We’re Not Hearing from MNPD about Traffic Stops”

Nashville Public Radio (WPLN), “Racial Disparities Go Undisputed by Nashville Police, but No Promise Made on Traffic Stop Tactics”

Tennessean, “Metro Nashville Police Defend Amid Criticism of Biased Policing”

WSMV (Channel 4), “Metro police chief responds to ‘Driving While Black’ report”

WTVF (Channel 5), “Do Metro Police Officers Racially Profile Metro Drivers?”

WKRN (Channel 2), “Driving While Black report at focus of Metro Council meeting”

WKRN (Channel 2) (next day), “Local activist group challenges Metro police on alleged racial profiling”

Fox 17, “Metro PD responds to report that advocates say proves racial bias during traffic stops”

Download the report and support Gideon’s Army!

The full Driving While Black report may be downloaded here.

The Executive Summary of the report may be downloaded here.

A brief summary booklet version of the report may be downloaded here.

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And finally, please donate to help support Gideon’s Army’s ongoing work!


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