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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 5, 2019

Nashville's newly formed Community Oversight Board tells WPLN that it is having difficulty receiving requested documents from the Metro Nashville Police Department so it can conduct investigations. The board has received 15 complaints so far and has launched three investigations, but so far the department hasn't turned over any information, Board Chair Ashlee Davis says. The board has been told the reasons the records requests were denied vary, including some because they pertained to open criminal cases and that they required police to track down too many documents.