The Nashville police just announced today that they can’t release the transgender terrorist’s manifesto due to a lawsuit filed.
“Covenant investigation update: Due to pending litigation filed this week, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has been advised by counsel to hold in abeyance the release of records related to the shooting at The Covenant School pending orders or direction of the court.”
Covenant investigation update: Due to pending litigation filed this week, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has been advised by counsel to hold in abeyance the release of records related to the shooting at The Covenant School pending orders or direction of the court.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 3, 2023
More specifically, they’ve been ‘advised by counsel’ not to release it.
So what’s this lawsuit about? We’re not sure, but we do know they are being sued for not releasing the manifesto.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a tweet on Wednesday that they have been advised by counsel to hold in abeyance the release of records related to the shooting at The Covenant School pending orders or direction of the court.
It comes just after former Hamilton County Sheriff James Hammond and the Tennessee Firearms Association filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Metropolitan Nashville government over the police department not yet releasing Hale’s ‘manifesto.’
The lawsuit requested a court order to force police to turn over the writings which have been referred to as a ‘blueprint on total destruction’ detailing why Hale chose to enter The Covenant School on March 27 and kill three children and three members of the staff.
The lawsuit on May 1 is not the only one that’s been filed, and it’s unclear exactly which ‘pending litigation’ Metro police is referring to in their recent statement.
And you can be sure they’re not going to say to which one they are referring either.
Here’s a few responses:
Nashville PD: As a result of our being sued over withholding the killer's manifesto, we are going to withhold the killer's manifesto https://t.co/Nt2TmIEBmJ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 3, 2023
Nobody believes you. We all know exactly why you and Mayor Mini Cooper continue to obstruct efforts to make the delusional transgender murderer’s anti-Christian writings public. https://t.co/1C0pwPvV8r
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 3, 2023
This makes no sense. Dozens of Tennessee citizens sought the release of the Nashville shooter's manifesto under the public records act. All were denied.
Litigation happened because the PD wouldn't release it voluntarily. Now they're using the lawsuit as an excuse to conceal it: https://t.co/o8HmOxzNeb
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 3, 2023
This, IMO, is NOT a good call from Metro Legal. @NC5 won an important court victory a few years back that public records do not cease to be public records just because they are part of an investigation. Same logic, it seems, would apply to litigation. https://t.co/8NpLbg6U23
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) May 3, 2023
Funny how evidence under court seal from the Dominion/Fox case can be made public, but not this manifesto. https://t.co/iyY8LkUSOS
— Brad Slager: CNN+ Lifetime Subscriber (@MartiniShark) May 3, 2023