Future Of Nashville Jail, Police Headquarters Move In Question

News Channel 5

The fate of the mayor's plan to move the jail and police headquarters out of downtown is now seriously in question after hundreds swarmed last night's Metro Council meeting...

"Our role on Metro Council is to listen to the community," said At-Large Council Member Megan Barry. "We heard loud and clear from them last night."

Barry, a mayoral candidate, signed on as a co-sponsor of the amendment to remove the jail from the budget.

Until then, she had not taken a public position on the project.

"We heard from so many members in the southeast community last night that they want a lot more discussion before a jail ends up in their neighborhood and I am supporting that amendment with Duane to make that happen," she said.

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