Nashville Fraternal Order Of Police Sues To Have Oversight Taken Off Ballot

The Nashville Fraternal Order of Police wants NO PART of a community oversight board. The police union sued to have the oversight board taken off the ballot in the upcoming election in November claiming they didn't have enough signatures. The number of signatures needed to make the ballot is 10 percent of the number of people who voted in the preceding general election which was August of 2016 and the number needed was set at 4,708. Community Oversight Now submitted over 8,200 signatures of which 4,801 were verified. However, the FOP argue that Nashville's last election was the special mayoral election, which would've upped the number of signatures needed to 8,237. SOURCE