Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Metro council picks members of police oversight board

Metro council picks members of police oversight board 

  • Ashlee Davis specializes in inclusion and diversity at Cargill and previously worked in President Barack Obama's administration.
  • Jamel Campbell-Gooch is a grassroots organizer who is active in the nonprofit social activist organization Gideon's Army.
  • Andres Martinez works as a policy and communications director at the Latino nonprofit Conexión Américas.
  • Brenda Ross is a retired East Nashville activist who has served on several mayoral-appointed commissions over the years and was nominated for the board by Our Revolution Nashville and Middle Tennessee. 
  • Emmett Turner served as Nashville police chief from 1996 to 2003, and was the city's first and only African-American to hold the post. He left Metro to become the state of Tennessee’s assistant commissioner for fire prevention. He was nominated by the Fraternal Order of Police, which opposed the oversight board, but was also endorsed by Community Oversight Now. 
  • Adele Lewis is deputy chief medical examiner for the Tennessee Department of Health who specializes in pathology and forensics and has testified in court.
  • Danita Marsh is a former Nashville police officer who was shot eight times while on duty in 2006. She now works out of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center and also for the 100 Club to provide support to first responders and their families after a critical injury or death.
  • Matthew Sweeney is an attorney at the firm Baker Donelson in Nashville who has a background in white-collar criminal defense and class-action and shareholder derivative litigation. He previously served as a Davidson County Circuit Court judge. He was nominated by four council members: Mina Johnson, Fabian Bedne, Anthony Davis and Bob Mendes. 
  • Walter Holloway is a retired former Nashville police officer of more than three decades. Walter was nominated by Councilwoman Brenda Haywood. 
  • Bob Cooper worked as legal counsel under former Gov. Phil Bredesen before serving as state attorney general from 2006 to 2014. He is currently a member of the compliance and government investigations practice group at Bass Berry & Sims. 
  • Phyllis Hildreth is vice president for institutional advancement and strategic partnerships at American Baptist College. She previously worked as chief counsel in the Office of the Public Defender for the state of Maryland and deputy secretary for the state of Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice.

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