In response to calls for police accountability and reform across the nation, Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee law enforcement leaders have begun conversations on reviewing state policy standards and transparency.
At this stage of the conversation, much of the proposed work is internal, without a framework for outside accountability, according to statements Lee made Thursday. Lee announced three main points of policy shift in partnership with state law enforcement leadership.
Within the next 60 days, law enforcement agencies in the state have been asked to review their use-of-force and duty-to-intervene policies. Tennessee will also increase accessibility to the National Decertification Index.