The District Attorney General
The District Attorney General for the 20th Judicial District is responsible for the prosecution of all alleged violations of state criminal laws that occur within Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. Both felony and misdemeanor crimes are prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office as well as the criminal acts of juveniles (persons less than eighteen (18) years of age). District Attorney General Glenn R. Funk was sworn in to office on August 28, 2014. He became Davidson County’s 36th District Attorney and only the third since 1966. Under his leadership, the District Attorney’s Office is focused on prosecuting violent crime in our community and protecting vulnerable victims.
“The District Attorney’s Office is committed to public service, fairness and justice for all. Our focus is on protecting vulnerable victims from violent crimes and to make sure victims have the best lawyer in the courtroom. Our mission is to make Nashville a safe place to raise a family and grow a business.”
–Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney
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The District Attorney’s Office is committed to assisting victims of domestic violence and enhancing the public’s awareness of an issue that impacts thousands of Nashville families. One of the most powerful method’s of control and coercion in domestic violence cases is strangulation. Strangulation is an expression of an abuser’s ability and willingness to take their victims’ lives at any time. SIX THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STRANGULATION
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Driving through Madison, many will see a sign or flowers and even Officer Eric Mumaw’s squad car outside his precinct, where he enjoyed working the overnight shift.
But as you know, officers not only work closely with fellow officers, they are often in the company of those in the courtroom, too.
Davidson County Assistant District Attorney Tammy Meade told News 2 Officer Mumaw would bring a sense of joy to a place that is often serious.
“These officers come into court every day and prove to the community that they are in fact here to protect and serve. Officer Mumaw was an excellent police officer, he was a good man, he would come into court always with a smile, always with a story, always with a laugh but that didn’t diminish what he did for this community. He took his job very seriously, he truly believed in the phrase – protect and serve,” she said.
The funeral for Officer Mumaw will be held at Noon on Monday at Cornerstone Church on Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison.
DA’s office tries to curb gun violence in Davidson Co.
Metro police say there have been 130 shootings in Davidson County so far this year. None of them were accidents or suicides. One of the latest shootings happened Tuesday afternoon in East Nashville. People who live on Sharpe Avenue say they heard gunshots. Some even saw the gunman firing from inside a car.
When Jake Naifeh walked outside to see what was going on, he said he saw a man lying in his front yard screaming for help.
“I heard loud noises, came outside, looked to my right and there’s a man with a gunshot wound screaming for help,” Naifeh said.
He told Channel 4 he then went inside his home and called police.
That man, 29-year-old Ladarion Smith, had been shot in the foot during an attempted robbery.
Police say Smith was walking through an alley when a man with a gun tried to rob him. Smith struggled with the would-be robber and was shot in the foot.
As Smith tried to run off, he told officers the gunman continued to follow and fire at him.
The Davidson County District Attorney’s office described these type of robberies as part of a troubling trend of callous crimes.