37-year-old Eric Jenkins, who goes by the moniker ‘Shark of Wall Street’, is acknowledged by the DA’s office to be one of Nashville’s largest drug Kingpins – and you’ve probably never heard of him unless you’re among the city’s most elite clientele he serviced. Nashville took him into custody earlier this summer during a “major sting operation” when he attempted to take possession of 10 kilos of cocaine from an undercover agent – and all local charges have disappeared.
Glenn Funk demanded the resignation of his first male Latino ADA, Cesar Arbelaez, after he made a social media post regarding police reform that offended a co-worker who said he should consider the effect on their “white police officer son”. Albelaez refused to resign; Glenn Funk fired him.
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.
Recently, Metro Nashville Police (MNPD) Officer Josh Hausman was injured on the job, when a suspect stabbed him in his left hand – and after some stitches at the hospital was at home recovering within a few hours of the incident. He had surgery yesterday to repair some ligaments in the hand, but is expected have a full recovery. While we wish officer Hausman the best in his recovery, we want to take a deeper look at donations and gifts in situations like these. Why would the be acceptable in…