TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 7, 2018
An ethics complaint has been filed against Nashville’s Mayor Megan Barry, alleging that her extramarital affair with a police officer influenced her decision making in matters of criminal justice, The Tennessean reports. The complaint claims that Barry’s involvement with Sgt. Rob Forrest contributed to her lack of support for a community oversight board to monitor police. It cites the October 2016 “Driving While Black” report and the death of Jocques Clemmons, a black man killed by police, as major incidents that were potentially overlooked by Barry’s administration during her affair.