Bill Stripping Subpoena Power for Community Oversight Boards Passes State House - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 14, 2019
A contentious bill that would limit how community police oversight boards can operate across Tennessee has passed the state House, the Tennessean reports. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Michael Curcio, R-Dickson, would strip Metro Nashville's new civilian-led police review board of its authority to subpoena people and evidence. The Senate version, sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, advanced in committee last week, though with an amendment allowing a process for obtaining subpoenas.