Memphis Official Placed on Diversion in Misconduct Case

Former General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson chose not to go to trial on official misconduct charges and instead agreed to pretrial diversion. The Commercial Appeal reports that under the diversion agreement, state prosecutors will put the four felony counts on hold for one year and then move for their dismissal if Jackson has no new brushes with the law. He must also pay a $30 monthly supervision fee to Pretrial Services, perform 50 hours of community service and pay $100 to Memphis Crime Stoppers.