Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk’s office has announced that effective today, they will no longer prosecute individuals for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana.
Today marks the point of no return for the Nashville District Attorney’s Office. Today is the day they define two clear and distinct paths for prosecuting crimes in Nashville – one for police, and one for citizens.
Two people in the same car got charged with identical crimes. One was an off-duty cop, whose charges the D.A. refused to prosecute. The passenger, a citizen with no priors, will be prosecuted in a Nashville courtroom this morning at 9 a.m. by the same D.A.’s office, for the same charge.
Metro Police arrested 22 people during a CoreCivic protest in August, and Police Chief Anderson demanded “corresponding and commensurate consequences” in an unusually heated statement about the incident. The District Attorney’s Office has now decided NONE of the cases will be prosecuted, and can now be expunged, despite the Chief’s wishes.
Metro Police say they won’t be filing charges at this time in the Christmas day shooting death of 18-year-old Alijah Williams, on Creekview Drive. Williams was shot and killed by 19-year-old Montarius Bean on the front porch, then went to his car, where he died.