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The new policy emphasizes that officers are to retrieve their rifles only when it is clear that a tactical advantage over a criminal suspect is warranted. Authorization to carry a rifle can be revoked for violation of guidelines.
Guidelines maintain that each rifle must be inspected for uniformity and is individually approved. No modifications can be made to the rifle once it is approved. The rifle is subject to inspection at any time. And each officer approved to carry a rifle must complete a three-day course.
Twenty officers who personally own rifles, will take part in the first training course later this month. Nearly 1,400 of Nashville's officers personally own such rifles.
"This policy change is in the best interest of public and officer safety," says Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson. "It has become increasingly clear that a pistol and shotgun may not be enough for an officer to stop a threat to innocent citizens."
Tuesday, January 15 2013, 06:56 AM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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