Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Metro Council briefs: Man who had grill ripped out to get settlement

Briefs Metro Council unanimously approved at its Tuesday meeting a resolution to give a former Davidson County jail inmate a $95,000 settlement. The funds will go to former prisoner Anthony McCoy, who had his grill — a piece of gold jewelry — ripped from his mouth by a Davidson County sheriff's lieutenant last year. Lt. Tanya Mayhew was demoted and suspended five days as a result of the incident. Council supports hospital bed tax The council also unanimously approved a nonbinding resolution showing its support for a proposed hospital bed tax, which is under consideration in the state legislature. The tax, supported by hospitals across the state, would close a potential $11 million budget gap facing Metro General Hospital at Meharry, the city-operated safety net facility. — NATE RAU

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