TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 26, 2018
District Attorney General Garry G. Brown of the 28th District was recently recognized as the recipient of this year's McCutchen Award, which honors efforts made in the quest for justice, The Jackson Sun reports. The McCutchen Award, established 17 years ago in memory of Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Director Pat McCutchen, is given each year to a prosecutor for efforts to improve the quality of justice for all Tennesseans, and advances the Conference as Tennessee’s definitive voice for criminal justice. The honor comes just three months after Attorney General Brown reopened the 1940 cold case homicide of civil rights activist Elbert Williams in Haywood County. Williams, recognized as the first known NAACP member to be killed for his civil rights work, was a participant in the Brownsville NAACP branch’s 1940 effort to register African-American voters.