Metro officials have launched a renewed effort against gang activity in South Nashville, filing a civil suit against the Kurdish Pride gang, according to police spokesman Don Aaron.
Mayor Karl Dean and police Chief Steve Anderson were expected to announce details of the lawsuit, which calls the gang and 24 of its members a public nuisance, late Tuesday morning at Paragon Mills Park, where the gang has been known to operate.
The Metro Nashville Police Department in conjunction with the district attorney’s office have filed similar suits against nightclubs, a motel and even a private residence over the past two years.
The civil suit filed Tuesday, however, may be the first of its kind in Tennessee, Aaron said.
Check back with The City Paper for more details later.