TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 10, 2019
Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott, who called Islam "an evil belief system" and said he refuses to prosecute domestic violence cases involving same-sex couples, is now under investigation by the Board of Professional Responsibility, the Tennessean reports. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which filed the complaint against Northcott on May 28, received a letter Friday from the state board confirming that an investigation has been opened. Northcott has faced increased scrutiny since he was named a special prosecutor in a case involving a Nashville activist being charged with assault on House Speaker Glen Casada.