NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The director of Nashville’s Group Oversight Board is not ruling out authorized avenues following the passage of a state legislature invoice abolishing the Nashville board and others prefer it throughout the state, charged with wanting into police complaints and shootings.
One week because the legislature handed the invoice, the legislature’s web site confirmed the invoice hadn’t been signed by the Home speaker or Senate president, or transmitted to the governor’s workplace for his signature.
The Nashville board’s director did not rule out a lawsuit, saying a invoice eliminating the neighborhood oversight board runs counter to what Nashville voters accredited not even 5 years in the past.
“I feel that any voter who voted for the Group Oversight Board is a possible litigant,” mentioned board director Jill Fitcheard. “I do not know for sure what individuals are going to do, however I do know they’re undoubtedly totally different paths as soon as the invoice is signed.”
In contrast to neighborhood oversight board members, this invoice says members is not going to independently assessment citizen complaints and as an alternative hand them over to an inside affairs police unit. This can be a stark distinction to how the boards are arrange now in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Whereas the boards have been created within the final 5 years in Chattanooga and Nashville, Memphis has had a board since 1994, with Knoxville having one since 1998.