TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Dec 2, 2015

The Jackson Sun reports Gibson County Circuit Court Clerk Janice Jones is under fire for refusing to make copies of indictments against 12 current and former employees of the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office. Jones said Tuesday that she would not release the documents because they had not yet been entered into the computer system. “Once it’s been issued by the grand jury it is a document that is public record, unless it was a sealed document,” Rick Hollow, general counsel for the Tennessee Press Association, said. “If they have a reason for it to be withheld, then they have an obligation to tell us.”