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.
During week 2 of Andrew Delke’s 3-year incarceration for killing Daniel Hambrick, the former MNPD Officer spent $146 on 20 games to play on his jail-provided tablet, $91 renting 13 movies, and spent $133 downloading music to listen to. He began the week with $2,973 on his books.
Officer Hector Miguel Barragan, of the Nashville Sheriff’s Department, was found ‘asleep’ in North Nashville, blocking a driveway with this car, his door wide open, and his department issued handgun on the floor board, while heavily intoxicated, per MNPD.
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’.
Karen Langston, 31, was caught attempting to bring 33 grams of heroin,and 31.8 grams of crystal meth, into the Davidson County Jail via her underwear.
Another day, another drug found in a Nashville jail. Emmitt Shaw, charged with possession of cocaine in a penal institution.
Staff in the mail room located a Suboxone strip inside a greeting card that was sent to inmate Crag Briley, and investigators were able to review an inmate phone call where a female told him she “sent the package he would need to repay his debt inside the jail”.
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…
Nashville has recently introduced reform to the pre-trial release program, as an overall start to cash bail reform in the city. Find out how the process works, who now qualifies for pre-trial release, and more in our first installment on Nashville’s effort for cash bail reform.