Commercial Appeal reports Nashville District Attorney appointed special prosecutor

Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk has been appointed special prosecutor in the 2021 shooting death of Alvin Motley Jr., in Memphis, Tenn.

Motley was shot and killed on Aug. 7 at the Kroger Fuel Center, 6600 Poplar Ave., near the East Memphis and Germantown line. Prominent national civil rights attorney Ben Crump is representing the Motley family.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich declared that her office was recusing itself from the case because of an employee’s possible connection to the shooting.