know your rights


Leanora Benkato

At a forum event in Cherry Hall on Tuesday night, Nashville Attorney-at-law Courtney Teasley instructs students about their rights when dealing with the police. Teasley says she speaks frequently at colleges where many in the audience aren’t aware that they can refuse search requests, or about other situations in which they have the right to assert themselves. “Why isn’t this publicized?” Teasley said. “I ask other lawyers that. People should know.” Leanora Benkato/HERALD