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TBI 10th District investigation didn't include grand jurors

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Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

MCMINN COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -- Tennessee's top legal officer says state investigators couldn't substantiate an allegation that a McMinn County, Tenn., prosecutor tried to influence a grand jury in a 2010 case with political overtones.

The reason why, as it turns out, is because the investigators never asked.

Grand jurors who said last year they were persuaded not to indict a candidate in the 2010 McMinn County sheriff's race now say the TBI never interviewed them during an investigation of the 10th Judicial District ordered by Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirms that its agents didn't look into the allegations.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.

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