Organizers could face Class C misdemeanor
By: Laken Bowles
Posted at 10:15 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 11:35:46-04
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro’s department of law says it’s investigating whether a house party over the weekend in East Nashville violated the city’s public health order. It’s now considered to be a criminal investigation.
Metro Director of Law Bob Cooper said Tuesday that Metro legal, Metro police and the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the matter. Under Metro’s health order, gatherings over 25 people are not permitted.
Cooper said if organizers violated the order, they face a Class C misdemeanor under Tennessee law and up to 30 days in jail. He said the DA’s office and Metro legal will “pursue all available remedies” in the case.
Promoted as the big unveiling for The Fashion House intended for photo shoots, people showed up to Saturday’s party to snap photos and even get tattoos.
Mayor John Cooper called the party “irresponsible,” said Metro Codes posted a “Stop Use Order” on the property for “illegally operating a commercial business in a residential district.”
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