The DA’s office and Metro Police stop HIV Positive suspect from infecting more victims

A man believed to have infected dozens of women with the potentially life threatening virus, HIV is now behind bars, thanks to the hard work of the Nashville District Attorney’s office, Metro Police Detective Kevin Wiles, Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier, and the victims who had the courage to testify. Danny Perry II is being labeled as a “Predator”, according to Assistant District Attorney Kate Melby, who handled the case for the Nashville District Attorney’s office alongside Victim Witness Coordinator Cathy Harrison. Melby added that even though Perry is now behind bars for the next six years, more charges would be filed if more victims come forward.  “We’re here for any victims who have the strength and courage to come forward.  We want them to know we’ll support them no matter what the circumstances.”

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Asst. DA Kyle Anderson receives excellence award

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December 4, 2015

(Nashville, TN)—Assistant District Attorney Kyle Anderson has received the Tennessee Excellence Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his work on DUI cases.  The award is given to the top regional prosecutor who demonstrates outstanding commitment to enforcing DUI law and for supporting local volunteers’ victim-advocacy efforts.  During the annual Night of Remembrance ceremony in Nashville on December 3, the organization cited Anderson’s consideration of victims and their families and his dedication to their concerns as reasons for the recognition.

Anderson, a former metro police officer, leads the D.A.’s Vehicular Crimes Unit, which operates under a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. The unit consists of a dedicated team of prosecutors whose work has helped cut in half the number of deaths caused by impaired drivers in Davidson County.

District Attorney Glenn Funk said he is proud to have Anderson and his team leading efforts to help make Davidson County roads safe and alcohol free.

This holiday season, the D.A.’s Office advises motorists in Davidson County to remember the devastation that DUI and impaired driving causes victims and their families.

Marcus Floyd named Assistant DA

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November 2, 2015

(Nashville, TN)  District Attorney Glenn Funk has announced the appointment of Nashville native Marcus Floyd to the position of Assistant District Attorney, effective November 2, 2015.  Floyd is a graduate of Belmont University College of Law and Middle Tennessee State University.  He previously served as a probation/parole officer in Memphis and Nashville.  While attending law school, Floyd worked as an intern in DA’s Office and as a judicial law clerk in the 21st Judicial District.

“Marcus Floyd has long had a desire to serve the community and he is committed to making Nashville a safer place for everyone,” District Attorney Glenn Funk said.  “I look forward to great things from Marcus and I am excited to have him join our team.”

A graduate of Hillsboro High School, Marcus grew up in the Edgehill homes where he developed an early interest in public service.  “As an African-American man who grew up in government housing, I began law school with the sole desire to serve my community.  During my legal internships, I discovered that prosecutors are in a unique position to achieve fairness and justice for all members of our community,” Floyd said.  “Serving as an Assistant District Attorney will afford me an opportunity to help protect Nashville’s vulnerable victims from violent crimes and achieve justice for all members of our community.”