TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 11, 2018
The ACLU of Tennessee has proposed Bill Nettles, a former top federal prosecutor for South Carolina, to monitor the Memphis Police Department's compliance with court orders to stop surveillance of political activists, The Commercial Appeal reports. The opposing side in the lawsuit, the city of Memphis, had previously proposed as the monitor Ed Stanton III, a former top federal prosecutor for the western district of Tennessee. In a court filing, Nettles cited experience including leading a community relations group following an officer-involved shooting in North Charleston, South Carolina. U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla will now decide whether to appoint Nettles or Stanton as monitor.