TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 6, 2015

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that both the parents of two Knox County slaying victims and the public are barred from reviewing an investigative file on former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner, whose crimes led to new trials in the high-profile case, Knoxnews reports. The court ruled that Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files have been given special protection from the state Open Records Act — even when such a file is entered as an exhibit in judicial proceedings that do fall under the act.