Lawsuit: Sumner County Schools allowed repeated sexual assault of 9-year-old
Sumner County Schools is facing a lawsuit alleging the district and the board of education failed to protect a 9-year-old girl from repeated sexual assault while at Burrus Elementary School. The federal lawsuit says the young girl “Jane Doe” was sexually assaulted by another student, only referred to as “Sally Smith” in the school restroom, school playground and outside of the school. Sumner County Schools is accused of deliberate indifference to Doe’s rights and needs due to sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Trump violated the law by withholding military aid to Ukraine, government agency says
President Donald Trump violated the law by withholding military aid earmarked for Ukraine, according to a legal decision handed down by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). “Today, GAO issued a legal decision concluding that the Office of Management and Budget violated the law when it withheld approximately $214 million appropriated to DOD for security assistance to Ukraine,” the office said in a statement Thursday. “The President has narrow, limited authority to withhold appropriations under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. OMB told GAO that it withheld the funds to ensure that they were not spent ‘in a manner that could conflict with the President’s foreign policy.”‘ Established in 1921, the GAO is an arm of the legislative branch that is funded by the federal government. While the office has no authoritative power, it’s tasked with auditing and investigating government actions and can issue legal opinions and recommendations to Congress. More on this as it develops.
Metro Police investigating shooting that left man dead inside van in North Nashville
Metro Police found a man shot to death inside a minivan outside a low-income housing complex in North Nashville early Friday. Police responded to the corner of Taylor Street and 9th Avenue North just behind the Monroe Street Kroger. The victim was found dead at the scene slumped over inside the van. It appeared he was shot outside the vehicle and went back in his car before succumbing to his injuries. Police are still investigating the shooting, and MNPD said the details are still mostly unknown. They have not mentioned anything about a suspect at this time, but no one was arrested at the scene.
Man charged in deadly New Year’s Day shooting
Metro Nashville Police detectives charged a man with criminal homicide in the New Year’s Day shooting of 33-year-old Brandon Saunders. Police say 23-year-old Erik Moreno, of Plantation Drive, shot and killed Saunders inside his home on Willesden Green Court. Both Moreno and Saunders were allegedly intoxicated and handling pistols. It was initially unclear whether the fatal gunshot wound to Saunders’ head was accidentally self-inflicted. Moreno was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond.
MAN ACCUSED WIFE TO HAVE SEX FOR MONEY
A husband was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly forcing his wife to have sex for money. Jared Short admitted to investigators that he had placed ads online of his wife and rented rooms for her and provided protection. The victim said she was afraid of Short and if she did not prostitute for him, she would end up on the street or he would assault her. Short was charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act near a school or park zone because the incident occurred within 1,000 feet of a child care center.