Monthly Archives: September 2018

FOP Lawsuit Contesting Legality of Community Oversight Referendum Dismissed; Referendum to Be Held November 6, 2018

By Daniel A. Horwitz

The Davidson County Circuit Court has issued its final order regarding the Fraternal Order of Police’s attempt to prevent voters from weighing in on a community oversight board that would review citizen complaints regarding Metro police officers.  In a final ruling, the Court determined that the FOP had standing to challenge the requisite number of signatures necessary to trigger a referendum election.  It additionally determined, however, that the FOP’s challenge was without basis.

The Court’s final order is available here.

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