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
Domestic Violence Awareness
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.
Nashville’s Newest Court To Aid Prostitutes By Treating Them As Victims, Not Criminals
Nashville becomes just the fifth city in the country to create a specific court process for victims of human trafficking. It puts less emphasis on criminal punishment and more on treatment.
Police and prosecutors will work harder to identify trafficking and offer victims up to a year of counseling, housing, or drug treatment. If they complete the program, known as “Cherished H.E.A.R.T.S.,” their charges will be dismissed. This is similar to a drug abuse court.
Many participants will likely be found through prostitution arrests. Those cases often reveal that victims were coerced, or trafficked. That’s the difference. Anyone forced into sex will be treated as a victim — if they agree to get help, says prosecutor Tammy Meade.
“It sounds funny that sometimes somebody needs to be arrested to determine that they’re a victim,” Meade said.
“Not everybody’s going to want to do this,” she said. “One day, they’re going to say, ‘You know what, I can’t do this anymore and I’m ready for that help.’ And when that happens, we’re going to be here for them.”