“Some African American men have had problems with police force, and police authority, but that’s because of how their upbringing was, and the environment they’re in.”
Fonseca now had pending charges for felony reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest, and was less than a foot from MNPD officers, inside his van, refusing to exit the vehicle. Instead of removing him from the vehicle, and taking him into custody, Sergeant Martin decided to allow him to drive away and take out warrants later.
The people of Nashville have spoken, loud and clear. Referendum 1 on today’s ballot has passed, and Nashville will get a Community Oversight Board for the Metro Nashville Police Department – despite the wishes of the police, the Mayor, and the FOP, who spent over a half-million dollars on deceptive ads in an attempt to overcome the wish of the citizens of Nashville.
For MNPD Sergeant James Dunaway, 43, of Old Hickory, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 2, 2018, and charged with theft from an entity that receives federal program funds and money laundering. He pleaded guilty to the charges on July 10, 2018, and was sentenced today, for stealing more than $100,000 during the execution of search warrants. He will serve two years in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. James Dunaway is the husband of Frances Dunaway, a Metro teacher who was recently…
A judge granted an emergency ex-parte order of protection against an MNPD Officer for 2 citizens that presented a complaint. He signed the order. The officer was decommissioned, OPA got involved & the complainant suddenly withdrew the complaint, OPA cleared the officer, returning her to duty, the Officer sued the citizen for $5K, profited a lot more than she would have made working, and the MNPD is still refusing to honor any records requests about the incident.
Mayor David Briley participated In a town hall event Tuesday night at The Temple, that was live tweeted by his staff to the official @MayorBriley account. Observers noticed that staffers from the Mayor’s office were copying and pasting pre-written answers to the public twitter feed for the world to see, while the Mayor’s in-person answers left many wondering why they didn’t seem to match up when it came to Community Oversight and the upcoming referendum. It was clever phrasing that many did not pick up on. The Mayor’s office today…
MNPD Officer Andrew Delke was following a car, trying to find a reason to make a traffic stop. He lost it – and misidentified another car as his target. This misidentification would lead to the death of Daniel Hambrick after Officer Delke fired four shots at Hambrick, striking his spine, torso, and through the back of his skull. Here’s what we learned today.
Due to a tip about an MNPD officer using ‘magic mushrooms’ to avoid failing drug tests, MNPD found a string of offenses, including videos of him growing & using the mushrooms, and his history of extreme racists texts send during his patrol shifts. The officer was allowed to resign without any criminal charges being pressed.