Harwell Asks for BPR Investigation of DA

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has joined other state lawmakers asking the state’s Board of Professional Responsibility to investigate allegations of ethical misconduct by 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb. "Attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee are bound to follow specific and comprehensive ethical rules governing their conduct. These rules are to ensure ethical conduct, maintain the public’s trust, and the integrity of our judicial system. The Board of Professional Responsibility is charged, by statute, with the duty to investigate all allegations of unethical conduct by attorneys.” Harwell spokeswoman Kara Owen said in an emailed statement that offered no specific allegations of misconduct by Bebb. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has the story.