TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 13, 2019

Citing a decrease in the clearance rates of homicides since 2004, the Davidson County District Attorney’s office has asked local police to re-create a centralized “murder squad” to focus solely on murders in the city. A similar unit was disbanded in 2005. A letter sent to the police argues that the current system of precinct detectives working together and with the cold case unit “has not resulted in an improvement in homicide clearances.” The police department has downplayed the need for a special unit arguing the number of unsolved cases “fluctuates daily.” News4 has details on the story.