City of Nashville, TN

06/04/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/05/2020 05:39

Police - Media Releases 6/4/2020 At the MNPD's Request, an Assistant District Attorney Will Assist Detectives in Charging Decisions Related to Arson, Rioting and Vandalism from[...]



To assist the more than 60 MNPD detectives who have been reviewing video and photographic evidence to identify those responsible for criminal acts of arson, rioting and vandalism from last Saturday's protest, a prosecutor from the District Attorney's Office is being assigned to help the police team in charging decisions.

Chief Steve Anderson this afternoon asked District Attorney General Glenn Funk to designate a prosecutor to assist detectives streamline the process for reviewing evidence and charging suspects accordingly. General Funk concurred.

A judicial commissioner, a licensed attorney who works for the General Sessions Court, reviews sworn probable cause statements from detectives, officers and citizens when determining whether arrest warrants should be issued. The prosecutor assigned to this detective team will add a second layer of legal review and input.

A significant amount of video and photographic evidence has been made available to MNPD detectives from last Saturday.