Chief: Tennessee Officers Broke Down Door of Innocent Family

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Three white Tennessee police officers have had their police

powers suspended after they broke down the door of an innocent Black family early

Tuesday morning. Nashville police say officers used a public housing agency database to

find the home of a 16-year-old they were investigating. However, the database had not

been updated since 2018 after the agency determined that providing housing information

to the police violated privacy laws. Police Chief John Drake says the family should have

been given more time to answer the door. He also says officers didn’t exercise due

diligence in confirming that the person they were looking for lived at the apartment.

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