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Resolution RS2019-30

A resolution urging the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claim of Shaundelle Brooks, as next of kin of Akilah DaSilva, against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; requesting that the Metro Legal Department resolve this action expediently; and requesting that the Emergency Communications Center adopt a policy for 911 call takers regarding GPS coordinates.

WHEREAS, on April 22, 2018, Akilah DaSilva was shot in the shoulder at the Antioch Waffle House located at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike; and

WHEREAS, 911 call takers incorrectly dispatched the emergency response to the Hermitage Waffle House at 816 Murfreesboro Pike instead, which was located approximately ten miles away and in a different police precinct, thereby delaying the emergency response; and

WHEREAS, GPS coordinates for multiple callers were available to dispatchers, but they failed to use available equipment to verify caller locations before dispatching the emergency response; and

WHEREAS, Akilah DaSilva died from blood loss after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shortly thereafter; and

WHEREAS, the compromise and settlement of this action is in the best interests of the Metropolitan Government, and any and all claims or causes of action brought, or that could have been brought, by Shaundelle Brooks, as next of kin of Akilah DaSilva, against the Metropolitan Government related to the events detailed above, should be compromised and settled expediently.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1: The Metropolitan Department of Law is hereby urged to compromise and settle the claim of Shaundelle Brooks, as next of kin of Akilah DaSilva, against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and to resolve this matter expediently.

Section 2: The Metropolitan Council further goes on record as requesting that the Emergency Communications Center adopt a policy that prevents 911 call takers from disregarding available GPS coordinates when responding to emergency calls.

Section 3: This resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Tanaka Vercher

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Legislative History

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee

IntroducedOctober 1, 2019

Deferred to October 15, 2019October 1, 2019

AdoptedOctober 15, 2019

Returned unsignedOctober 16, 2019

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Last Modified: 11/01/2019 11:14 AM