Data request

Kent Hoover filed this request on behalf of Lakeidra Chavis with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department of Nashville, TN.
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From: Lakeidra Chavis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

May 9, 2022

Dear Public Records Officer,

Pursuant Tennessee Open Records Act, §10-7-503 et seq., I am requesting the following records from the Nashville Police Department regarding all weapons law violation arrests, including illegal gun possession, conducted between January 1, 2010 through May 9, 2022, or through the date this request is fulfilled. Please provide these records in a text-delimited format such as Excel. I’m requesting the data include the following fields:

Incident ID
Arrestee ID unique to the individual arrested
Date and time of the arrest
Name of arrestee
Arrestee DOB, age at time of arrest, race/ethnicity, and sex
Name of arresting officer and badge ID
Arrest address (including street name, neighborhood area, zip code, and longitude and latitude)
Charge statute and description
UCR code
Cause of arrest (traffic violation, etc.)
Arrestee armed (Y/N) indicator
Gang affiliated (Y/N) indicator
Name and type of weapon recovered

A data dictionary explaining the meaning of each data field provided

I understand not all of the information I’ve requested may be available. Please contact me beforehand and let me know before denying the request outright or significantly reducing the scope of my request.

If you have these documents in electronic form, I request the electronic format in lieu of hard copies. As a member of the media, I request a waiver of all fees for this request. Please also take into consideration that I am a reporter working on deadline and as such would appreciate it if you could expedite our request in any way. Please provide us with the records as soon as they become available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me via email. Thank you in advance for your help.

Lakeidra Chavis

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Kent Hoover, a citizen of Tennessee, in coordination with Lakeidra Chavis.

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

In order for this to be an official request, you will need to fill out the attached 720 form. Once you have completed the 720 form, send that back along with a copy of your photo ID to:<>

Once we have received both the completed 720 form and a copy of your photo ID, processing will begin.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at<>


Central Records Division
811 Anderson LN., 37115

From: Muckrock Staff


Please see attached. Thank you for your help with this request!

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Please check with the Tennessee requestor.