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 in¬†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.