TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Sep 26, 2014

Steve Crump, the district attorney in Tennessee's 10th Judicial District, was asked to handle the case of James Leon Works Jr. after prosecutors in Chattanooga recused themselves. Crump usually prosecutes cases in Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties. Works' case required a district attorney from outside Chattanooga because prosecutors have a longstanding working relationship with police officer Karl Fields, the lead investigator on the Works case. Fields is accused of pursuing a sexual relationship with the victim. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether Fields broke any laws while investigating Works' case. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has more.