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Report: Nashville needs more community policing, not stops

Nov 20, 2018 - Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Traffic stops in Nashville disproportionately affect black residents, hurt community relations and don't have the intended effect of reducing crime, a new report found.

The report, which recommends redirecting officers to neighborhood policing, was accepted by both the police department and the local police union. The Fraternal Order of Police released a statement saying that it has expressed concern with the heavy emphasis on traffic stops for years.

The repo...