TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 26, 2014

Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk he said was glued to the TV Monday night when the district attorney in Ferguson, Missouri, announced that a grand jury there would not charge a police officer who shot and killed a black teen. Ferguson is four hours away, but “a million miles away as far as the way government leaders have been trying to interact with the community,” Funk told the Tennessean. He said he has made efforts to improve diversity in his office since he was elected in August. About 10 percent of his assistant prosecutors are minorities, and he said he encourages them to get involved in the community. “We’re trying to get it to where it’s not that ‘us against them’ mentality.”