Nashville Sheriff’s Officer found blacked out drunk in running car with handgun

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 Inmate cuffed & beaten, Sheriff says ‘no injuries’, hospital says 5 broken ribs | Sheriff won’t release video

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’.

DCSO: Inmate received greeting card with Suboxone inside so he could ‘repay his jail dept’

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 to settle excessive use-of-force lawsuit against Sheriff’s Dept for $160,000.00

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 inĀ multiple physical injuries, including a broken fibula, a right ankle fracture, ankle dislocation, and facial lacerations.

Narcan used for inmate overdoses every 12 days on average inside Nashville jails

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…

Pre-Trial Release in Nashville, Part I: How To Get Out Of Jail

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.