Nashville Night Court Goes Online

According to the, Nashville, Tennessee’s night court proceedings are about to go online. Live internet feeds will allow anyone to tap into people’s worst moments: when they’re being booked into jail.

Since 2006, Nashville courts have been conducting initial appearances through closed circuit video and microphones, rather than actually bringing defendants into court. The proposed system will use the internet, allowing the public to view the proceedings.

Davidson County Public Defender Ross Alderman said he worries about the effect of the public broadcasts on potential jurors. Alderman said that unfortunately, we tend to publish the accusation, and not worry about correcting the error when someone gets exonerated.

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