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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 3, 2019
Nashville's district attorney has requested a special prosecutor take over an activist's criminal case after discrepancies were uncovered in evidence shared by House Speaker Glen Casada's chief of staff, the Tennessean reports. A recent news report asserted that that Cade Cothren, Casada's top staffer, may have tampered with evidence in an effort to frame activist Justin Jones for violating bond conditions. The evidence centers on an assault case against Jones, who was charged with throwing a cup of coffee into an elevator. Jones was told he could have no contact with Casada. Cothren sent prosecutors emails from Jones to Casada as proof of Jones violating bond, but the emails had two separate dates, one before Jones was arrested and one afterward. The discrepancy made it unclear if Jones had actually violated a court order.