TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 15, 2016

With more than a month remaining before Gatlinburg police Detective Rodney Burns is scheduled to appear in Hamilton County Criminal Court on charges of perjury, he is asking that Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston be removed from prosecuting his case. Burns says Pinkston cannot be impartial now that he has filed a $300,000 defamation suit against the prosecutor. Burns claims that since Pinkston asked the TBI to investigate him, he has suffered damage to his reputation, had his active cases postponed, and been ridiculed by the public and media. The Times Free Press reports.