A new initiative follows the recent groundswell of protests against systemic racism in policing, but accusations of racial bias are not new in Tennessee’s court system.
An agreement that spared the life of a man on death row could transform the future of death penalty cases in Tennessee. Judges raised concerns about the settlement during a Court of Criminal Appeals hearing Tuesday morning.
Listen / Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is challenging a recent ruling that overturned a death row inmate’s sentence just months before his execution. Slatery thinks Nashville’s district attorney overstepped when he offered the deal last month. His appeal calls into question who has the final say in criminal cases.