Commissioners Seek Legal Opinions on Juvenile Settlement

Shelby County commissioners met this week to air criticisms with a settlement agreement reached between the county Juvenile Court and the U.S. Department of Justice several weeks ago. The commission is questioning whether the agreement can be enacted without its input and approval. Commission chairman Mike Ritz has requested an opinion from the county attorney on that issue. Another commissioner, Terry Roland, has asked the Tennessee attorney general for a ruling as well. Read the latest in the Memphis Commercial Appeal