Friday, June 5, 2020 6:38 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee council members have called for the resignation of a police chief after warrants were issued for two activists then later rescinded. Metro Council member Freddie O’Connell on Thursday urged Nashville Mayor John Cooper to request the resignation of Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson. O’Connell tweeted, “We have reached the point of absurdity,” referencing warrants issued for activists Justin Jones and Jeneisha Harris on riot charges. Metro police said the pair were connected to Saturday’s vandalism of a police cruiser. Metro police later recalled the warrants after reviewing “additional information." Council member Dave Rosenberg and at-large council member Bob Mendes also called for Anderson’s resignation.