TEP officials meet with Metro Police

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Tennessee Equality Project officials met with top ranking Metro Police Officials on June 27, including Police Chief Ronal Serpas, to open a dialogue about the recent story in the Nashville Scene, "Policing Gays" and how Metro Police used an informant in gay online chat rooms.

During the meeting officials from both groups agreed to discuss more about the situation (targeting gays in the chat room), and also discussed the possibility of enhanced diversity training for the police department and a GLBT town hall meeting with Chief Serpas.

Serpas is no stranger to the GLBT community. Not long after his arrival as Nashville’s new police chief, he spoke at the Nashville Association of Professional Persons (Nashville’s GLBT Chamber of Commerce) and told the group he supported diversity within his department.