Day: April 8, 2021

Study Details Law Enforcement-Related Deaths in 2020

On Thursday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the state in calendar year 2020. Data has been divided into three categories: Deadly Use-of-Force Incidents, Arrest-Related Non-Forcible Deaths, and Deaths in Custody. Among the reports’ findings: In 2020, a total of 28 deadly use-of-force incidents occurred …

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One in Seven Children Experienced Child Abuse and/or Neglect in the Past Year

Calls to the state’s child-abuse hotline declined by 15% over the past year, but experts say increased isolation and disrupted school schedules likely contributed to the dip in reporting. According to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, from March 2020 through last February, hotline staff received more than 100,000 calls about suspected abuse or neglect. Kylie …

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