Knoxville Newspaper Files Petition Against Baumgartner Ruling

The Knoxville News Sentinel is continuing its fight to get access to TBI records on disgraced former Knox County judge Richard Baumgartner. The newspaper today filed a petition arguing that Senior Judge Walter Kurtz got it wrong in a recent ruling on the file when Kurtz opined that law enforcement files are exempt from the Tennessee Open Records Act. The newspaper has tried twice to use court action to force the unsealing of the entire TBI file on Baumgartner.