TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 14, 2019
Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler said his fear of First Amendment lawsuits is keeping him from firing a detective who called for the killing of LGBTQ community members, Knoxnews reports. Instead, Spangler is allowing Grayson Fritts to take a voluntary buyout that the sheriff says was approved before controversy erupted over the detective's remarks during a sermon in which he called for LGBT individuals to be executed.