In response to the transgender shaming incident we uncovered within Metro Nashville government last October, the Metro Nashville Police department is launching a ‘Safe Place’ program on Thursday – we first told you about it last November.
A representative for the MNPD says “LGBTQ liaison Officer Catie Poole on Thursday, April 11th, will be launching the Safe Place Program, first begun by the Seattle Police Department, where persons can safely wait as a police officer responds to a reported hate crime call.”
Some of the first locations for the signage will be Local Honey, Tribe, Play, Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, and the Oasis Center.
Here’s our previous coverage of what led up to this:
- MNPD considering Seattle PD’s LGBT Safe Place initiative in response to transgender shaming incident
- Editorial: Why Chief Anderson’s private apology isn’t enough
- MNPD hands down hefty sanctions to 7 officers in transgender shaming incident
- Metro Police Officers & Firefighters took secret photos of & shamed a transgender citizen