Tennessee DA Backs Down on 'Diversion' for Felons

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy announced his office would not pursue a previous diversion plan for felons in possession of firearms after Tennessee State Senator Brent Taylor (R-Memphis) said that he intends to file a Senate Joint Resolution immediately following the November election requiring the removal of Mulroy.

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Last week, Mulroy (pictured above, left) announced that his office was considering an “alternative approach” for felons charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by offering diversion to such defendants.

The diversion program was immediately condemned by Republican leaders, including Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) who said such a program would “make Memphis even more unsafe.”


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