TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on May 4, 2021

The state House of Representatives last night passed legislation that changes police use-of-force policies, the Nashville Post reports. The bill, SB1380/HB1406, bans chokeholds unless an officer believes deadly force is authorized, requires officers to intervene if witnessing excessive force by other officers, requires de-escalation policies be developed and prohibits the issuance of no-knock warrants. The Senate unanimously approved the bill last week.