Summers to Lead Probe of DA

Former Tennessee attorney general and judge Paul Summers has been asked to lead an investigation into allegations of misconduct in the 10th Judicial District. Wally Kirby, executive director of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, said he asked Summers to take the lead after current District Attorney Steve Bebb requested a pro tem DA. Bebb has been the subject of a six-day series in the Chattanooga Times Free Press that alleges financial and professional misconduct in his office and the district’s drug task force, and raises questions on procedures used in the seizure of cars and cash. The Cleveland Banner reports