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New Metro Police Chief John Drake

Posted at 6:20 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 19:20:27-05

WTVF-NASHVILLE — 2020 has been a year of controversy, not only in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, but also multiple incidents involving African Americans and people of color being shot, killed or dying while in the custody of law enforcement.

All over the country, those incidents have led to calls for change, for protests to end to racial injustice, police brutality and to “defund police.” There have even been riots.

All that happened here in Nashville, with Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson stepping down under fire, after ten years as the city’s top cop.
After a months-long nationwide search, we have a new Chief.

He is John Drake, a thirty- year-plus veteran officer of the Nashville Police Department, and the acting chief the last few months.