36-year-old Anthony Archer was causing a disturbance at a West Nashville Walmart when of-duty DCSO/Nashville Sheriff Officer Robert Lillard Jr, who was working a secondary security job there, asked him to leave. He says Archer became aggressive and “balled up his fists”, and even spit on him, at which time Lillard says he pulled out his baton in self-defense and began striking him with it. Archer escaped the altercation and fled the store. He was found two days later, trespassing, and was arrested on the outstanding warrant. He remains jailed on a $3,100 bond.
“The continued confusion and hyper-political nature of this issue has become a distraction from sheriff’s office priorities”, said Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall. The contract will end on December 1st.
During a prostitution sting arrest on Tuesday, Ty Tiauna Burton told detectives “take me to jail”, but whey they tried to arrest her she fought back, and kicked Detective Jason May several times in the groin and legs.
Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall admits 2 cameras recorded his guards placing handcuffs on an inmate, and moments later assaulting him. The Sheriff says the man wasn’t injured – but the hospital says he sustained 5 broken ribs. The Sheriff refuses to release either video, citing a law that covers ‘security layouts of government buildings’.
Kenneth Traylor, a 46-year-old a correctional officer at the Davidson County Sheriff’s office has been arrested for beating an inmate in the face, in a January incident at the jail. He was arrested late Tuesday evening, and near immediately freed on pre-trial release.
Kenneth Johnson has been in a Davidson County Jail since July of 2017, yet on Friday night he was found with Fentanyl and tobacco in what many call his ‘prison pocket’.
Metro Nashville is set to settle an excessive use-of-force lawsuit against the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department for $110,000.00, with an additional $50,000.00 allotted for attorney fees. While being booked, Timothy Warren was punched in the face, knocked to the ground, his body repeatedly slammed onto the floor, resulting in multiple physical injuries, including a broken fibula, a right ankle fracture, ankle dislocation, and facial lacerations.
A medical incident earlier in November prompted some questions about how frequently overdoses are happening in Nashville’s jails. So far in 2018, medical staff have responded to, and used Narcan in, a total of 29 cases within Davidson County Jails – once every 12 days, on average. On what was an otherwise normal Friday morning at 7 A.M. in the D1 housing unit inside a Nashville jail, which houses 61 inmates in an open barracks style unit, there was a sudden medical emergency with an inmate. 32-year-old James Livingston, who…