TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 3, 2015

Audio recorders have been removed from security lines at Knoxville’s City County Building and Knox County Courthouse after attorneys complained that they didn't know their conversations were being recorded, WVLT reports. The Public Building Authority (PBA) installed the recorders less than a month ago to monitor complaints they received about security officers. Stickers located on the entrances were intended to notify the public of the devices, but Knox County attorney Terry Adams said he and his colleagues were never notified. "When we walk in a lot of times at that main entrance, a lot of people have private serious conversations about their case… things they wouldn't want to be recorded.”