TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 29, 2019
The presiding judge of the Metro Nashville General Sessions Court is firing back on city leaders who have called for an investigation into the city's probation department in the wake of reports that its officers were working to assist federal immigration officials, the Tennessean reports. Judge Melissa Blackburn on Thursday afternoon cautioned the Metro Council against using the Probation Department as a "scapegoat," when probation officers were operating with the approval of Metro Legal. Recent reports show that probation director Robert Green and probation officers have provided Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents with addresses and contact information on individuals.