Shelby County DA: Elder abuse is under-reported and growing

By , Guest Columnist Updated: November 18, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: November 18, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Amy Weirich
Guest Columnist

Amy Weirich

Amy Weirich is district attorney general for Tennessee’s 30th Judicial District (Shelby County).

Prosecutors in the Special Victims Unit of the Shelby County District Attorney's Office handle nearly 75 cases each year in which an elderly person is the victim of physical or financial crimes. Statistics suggest only one out of 14 cases is ever reported. 

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Amy Weirich Elder Abuse Meritan Plough Foundation

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