¬©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL
At Kiwanis club last Tuesday, District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn, at left, jokes with
assistant public defender Brad Davidson, a Newport Kiwanis Club officer. Upcoming Kiwanis
programs at Fox & Hounds banquet hall include Congressman Phil Roe and the Tennessee
|Published: 11:27 PM, 08/23/2013
||Last updated: 11:28 PM, 08/23/2013
Author: David Popiel
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Those who protest the use of plea arrangements, ďbargains,Ē donít
understand the magnitude of the massive number of cases facing prosecutors in
the fourth judicial district.
District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn updated the Newport
Kiwanis Club on the problem this week but didnít have an answer, though many,
he said, just call for building more prisons.
The fourth judicial district includes Cocke, Sevier,
Jefferson, and Grainger counties, and during July alone the four sessions
courtsí log total looked like this: 2,707 misdemeanors, 1,468 felonies, 67
hearings, 3 trails, 1,897 cases disposed of, and 1,014 public defender
For more details, see this weekend's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.
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