Circuit Court Clerk Susan Birdwell arrested after submitting fake expungement records to TBI

64-year-old elected Circuit Court Clerk Susan Beth Birdwell, of Clay County, was booked into the Meto Nashville Jail Tuesday after a Grand Jury indicted her on 11 counts related to submitting expunctions/expungement orders to the TBI in order to erase criminal records. She is free on a $5,000 bond, charged with 6 counts of forgery, 2 counts of official misconduct, and 3 counts of tampering with government records.

Clerk’s office ‘expunged’ recordings of MNPD Officer who allegedly recanted testimony on the stand

In late June, a well-known attorney was in court for a hearing after MNPD charged him with assault of an officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. People present during that hearing report the officer recanted his sworn affidavit on the stand. Scoop Nashville immediately requested those court recordings, which are traditionally provided within 1-2 days. Nine days later, the office replied they had expunged those public records.