Trooper Disciplined After Blocking Judge from Courthouse

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has retired after facing discipline for stopping Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Camille McMullen from entering the state Supreme Court building in June, Knoxnews reports. Trooper Brent Gobbell, who had four prior disciplinary actions on his record, was reprimanded and docked a day’s pay. According to an official discipline memo from Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Gobbell demonstrated “an utter disregard” for proper procedures in rejecting the judge’s identification card.

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