Legislature could give attorney general authority to crack down on protesters

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 10, 2020 5:53 PM CT | Published: August 10, 2020 12:29 PM CT

The state attorney general would have authority to file criminal charges against protesters under legislation introduced for a special session of the General Assembly, overstepping local district attorneys general.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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