- The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, in a legal surprise, has refused to release the Covenant School killer’s manifesto and related documents because of pending litigation. Those lawsuits demand that the department turn over the records.
- Last week a lawsuit was filed in the Davidson County Chancery Court by the Nashville Police Association and a private investigator seeking the prompt release of the manifesto left behind by the shooter – what has been described as Audrey Elizabeth Hale’s “blueprint of destruction.”
- The Tennessee Firearms Association and former Hamilton County Sheriff James Hammond have made similar claims in a separate lawsuit: that the Metro Nashville Police Department can’t hide records related to a mass shooting under the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure.
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Covenant investigation update: Due to pending litigation filed this week, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has been advised by counsel to hold in abeyance the release of records related to the shooting at The Covenant School pending orders or direction of the court.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 3, 2023
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