AUDIO: Fireworks began while police & helicopter were in blast/fallout zone -“someone should be fired” heard on radio traffic

As the nation watched nervous TV hosts try to fill space as the Nashville fireworks were delayed over a half-hour Sunday night, behind-the-scene a lot was happening. Several suspected trespassers in the blast/fallout zone caused MNPD officers to search for them in a building with personnel and a helicopter – and then suddenly someone started the show, catching 8 MNPD officers and a helicopter pilot in the immediate airspace by surprise. We have the audio from their radio traffic #LISTEN

[UPDATE: TBI REVERSES DECISION] TBI says you can’t legally buy a gun if you have a DUI conviction, starting today in TN

BREAKING: TBI’s TICS unit, responsible for those instant background checks when you purchase a firearm from a dealer, sent a notice this morning stating effective immediately they would begin denying the PURCHASE of a gun if the person had a DUI conviction in the last 5 years. Previously, this only applied to a carry permit, but TBI has re-interpreted the new permitless carry law that went into effect on July 1.

Confidential Informant Jailed after she fails to deliver

25-year-old Kristina Brown was taken into custody Thursday after her 18th Drug Task Force handler, Marcus Zugelder, says she failed to maintain proper communication with him. She is now charged with multiple felony drug offenses that were being held after she signed a confidential informant agreement in April.

James Matlouck in custody after Metro SWAT standoff in North Nashville

James Matlouck, who was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants, was spotted by police on Monday. Before they could catch up to him, he ran to an apartment and barricaded himself inside. A multi-hour SWAT standoff resulted in his arrest.

I-65 road rage shooter claims self-defense – no charges filed. DA reviewing case.

Eric Nichols, 28, shot and killed a man on I-65 South Friday afternoon during a roadside scuffle stemming from a road rage incident. He says his pistol fell from his waistband during the fight, both men went for it, and eventually he shot and killed Christopher Jankowski, a 53-year-old truck driver.

MNPD considering Seattle PD’s LGBT Safe Place initiative in response to transgender shaming incident

MNPD considers Seattle’s ‘Safe Place’ initiative in response to recent transgender shaming incident. The program would simply put ‘rainbow badge’ stickers on businesses where LGBT citizens could wait and ‘feel safe’ while waiting for one of those officers to arrive, when they report a crime.

East Precinct – 10 Most Wanted (Week of 07/17/17)

These are the Top 10 most wanted individuals, by the MNPD East Precinct, as of 07/17/17. #1. MCKINNEY, RAFAEL, A. – CRIMINAL HOMICIDE **JUVENILE** #2. KING, DARRYL, E. – PROB VIOLATION (FELONY)   #3. HARDIMAN, JESSICA – PROB VIOLATION (FELONY) #4. KING, DONALD – AGG ASSAULT / KIDNAPPING #5. VAUGHN, JUSTUS M. – AGG ROBBERY #6. SPAIN, AMANDA M. – FAILURE TO APPEAR (X2) #7. RODRIGUEZ, DEONTE M. – HANDGUN POSS / ATT EST AGG ROBBERY #8. FRYSON, DONTA – PROBATION VIOLATION (FELONY) #9. HAYNES, TYJUAN M. – PROBATION VIOLATION (FELONY)…