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A Tennessee police chief has been fired following an investigation into a sex scandal that also led to five officers being terminated. News outlets cite a statement from the city of La Vergne in reporting that Chief Burrel “Chip” Davis was fired Monday. The statement says an investigation concluded that the chief knew about sexual misconduct but didn't report it or discipline the officers. Five officers were fired and three others suspended last month after the mayor launched an investigation based on an anonymous complaint. The investigation found that some officers were engaging in unreported sexual relationships, having sex on duty and on city-owned property, and committing sexual harassment.

In the years leading up to Tyre Nichols’ deadly arrest, Memphis police have been dogged by a confluence of dangerous trends, including a chronic shortage of officers and a struggle to bring in recruits. Former recruiters told The Associated Press of a growing desperation to fill hundreds of slots that drove the department to increase incentives and lower standards. A $15,000 signing bonus was accompanied by elimination of requirements of either college credits, military service or previous police work. All that’s now required is two years’ work experience. And the department even sought waivers to hire applicants with criminal records.


ABINGDON, Va. — A federal judge has scheduled a mediation session March 14 in an attempt to resolve the lawsuit between both Bristols over the Bristol Virginia landfill.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D- Va., on Friday announced that his guest to Tuesday’s Presidential State of the Union Address will be Bristol, Virginia resident and At-Large International Vice President of the United Mine Workers of America, James Gibbs.

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