TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 18, 2016

Attorneys Gena Lewis and Michael Bernard this week filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the Blount County Sheriff's Office and former Investigator Scott Carpenter. The suit is on behalf of Douglas F. Jordan Jr., who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2002 in a 1998 killing. The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals later ruled that Carpenter withheld evidence in the case, which resulted in the court overturning the conviction. A jury last year acquitted Jordan during his retrial in Blount Country Criminal Court. Read more from the Knoxville News Sentinel.