James Denham was apprehended by Metro Police Sgt. Randy Reed after committing various crimes in Nashville. After ordering Denham face down on the ground Reed proceeded to handcuff him. Reed's weapon was in one of his hands while he handcuffed Denham with the other hand. The weapon discharged killing him instantly. The bullet drove through the back of his neck. The plaintiffs claimed that Reed did not follow proper procedure. The defendants admitted guilt.
The Davidson County Circuit Court approved a settlement for $100,000. See: Rhodes v. Metropolitan Government of Davidson County Tennessee, Case No. 06 C 195 (Tenn. Dec. 13, 2006).
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Rhodes v. Metropolitan Government of Davidson County Tennessee
|Cite||Case No. 06 C 195 (Tenn. Dec. 13, 2006)|
|Level||State Trial Court|