TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Feb 26, 2016

Campbell County General Sessions Judge Amanda Sammons faces an investigation for her handling of a child neglect case, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The newspaper says that records show Sammons ordered the defendant's charge changed without knowledge of police, prosecutors or the judicial magistrate who authorized the original warrant. The Tennessee District Attorney General's Conference confirmed Thursday that it is seeking a special prosecutor to conduct the probe, requested by Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler, whose district includes Campbell County.