TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 27, 2017
Nashville’s District Attorney General has appointed a prosecutor to focus exclusively on crimes against elderly people, The Tennessean reports. DA Glenn Funk has asked Assistant District Attorney Ardie Griffin to assume the role. "With diminished cognitive and physical skills, (elderly people) are prime targets for financial exploitation. Physical and sexual abuse are also disturbingly frequent," Funk said. Griffin said she was shocked by the sheer volume of elder abuse complaints in Davidson County, and the numbers are expected to grow in coming years as baby boomers age into retirement.