Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Dave Boucher

The Tennessean

Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Dave:

Nashville police have taken 7,900 guns off the streets since 2015. Here's where they found them.

From traffic stops to robberies, police come across guns across Nashville. A new task force is now focusing on confiscating firearms. → Read More

How many school gun incidents have there been in Tennessee? Depends on whom you ask

There were 470 incidents involving a real gun reported in Tennessee schools from the 2011-12 school year to 2017-18, according to the state Department of Education. However, U.S. Department of Education statistics reported dozens more. → Read More

Special report: In Tennessee, a gun or threat is reported at school every 3 days

From 2001 to 2017, TBI data shows almost 1,700 Tennessee law enforcement reports involving guns or threats of guns at schools or colleges — nearly once every three days. → Read More

Daniel Hambrick shooting: Here's what Nashville prosecutors presented to get Delke charged

Nashville officer Andrew Delke was charged in Daniel Hambrick's shooting death, here's a timeline of events surrounding the July 26 fatal incident. → Read More

Tennessee execution: What to know ahead of the Oct. 11 date

Edmund George Zagorski is scheduled to be the next death row inmate executed on Oct. 11. → Read More

Tennessee inmate convicted in 1983 double murder fights for his life as Oct. 11 execution nears

Edmund Zagorski is the inmate who has spent the second-longest time on death row. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Oct. 11. → Read More

Have insurance? There's still no guarantee you can get mental health care

The state estimates 52 percent of those who needed service have insurance, but a Tennessean review found hurdles prevent many from receiving care. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee inmate's execution was torture, expert says in new court filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee Execution: Expert Claims Billy Ray Irick Suffered During Execution

As part of the ongoing legal challenge to the state's execution protocol, a Florida doctor claims that Billy Ray Irick felt severe pain during his execution. → Read More

Tennessee execution: Expert claims Billy Ray Irick suffered during execution

As part of the ongoing legal challenge to the state's execution protocol, a Florida doctor claims that Billy Ray Irick felt severe pain during his execution. → Read More

Tennessee execution: Expert claims Billy Ray Irick suffered during execution

As part of the ongoing legal challenge to the state's execution protocol, a Florida doctor claims that Billy Ray Irick felt severe pain during his execution. → Read More

Tennessee execution: Billy Ray Irick tortured to death, expert says in new filing

Billy Ray Irick was tortured when Tennessee executed him in August, an expert said. The claim is part of a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection. → Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court justice slams death penalty ruling: 'Houston, we have a problem'

Justice Sharon Lee's rebuke comes as death row inmates grapple with a hastened timeline in their uphill battle to stop their own executions. → Read More

Marsha Blackburn agrees to debate Phil Bredesen on Sept. 25 at Cumberland University

In what could be the only debate of the campaign, Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen will square off Sept. 25 at Cumberland University. → Read More

Tennessee death row inmates raise using firing squad in new execution legal challenge

The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, says the state tortured Billy Ray Irick to death when he was injected with toxic chemicals and argues using the same drugs in another execution would violate constitutional bans on cruel and unusual punishment. → Read More