A lawyer for the city of Nashville says the has city modified its restrictions on large gatherings to guarantee the free-speech rights of people who wish to assemble. City Attorney James Graves said city officials decided to pass an ordinance earlier this year to ensure order and safety when large groups gather. Graves said a group held a demonstration regarding the death of a man in police custody and said the demonstration was likely among the factors in passing the ordinance. Larry "Nicky" Hill Junior died in September after he was subdued by officers during an arrest. A number of groups have pressed for an investigation into Hill`s death. Graves said Tuesday that a lawyer with the ACLU of Arkansas sent over some court rulings pertaining to the new ordinance and the city council amended the measure in response.