As the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues looking at evidence from the police shooting of a man in North Nashville, the mayor’s office has released a statement.
Mayor Briley is calling on the community to wait for facts, not rush to judgment. He also addresses the issue of body cameras and dash cams for police officers:
A loss of life under these circumstances is devastating for all concerned. At this tragic moment, I hope everyone will wait for the facts and not rush to judgment. I have spoken with Chief Anderson, and he and I both expect the TBI to do a full investigation of the shooting before turning over its findings to District Attorney General Funk’s office.
The city is in the process of buying body and dash cameras for our police force. We’re moving ahead diligently with the RFP process and will put cameras into use as quickly as possible.
The NAACP and faith leaders are calling for a police oversight board and they want police to start using body cameras.