Q: Is the one year statute of limitations still in effect in Tennessee? If so, is there another legal avenue?
Our 24-year-old granddaughter died of an alleged accidental OD, however she was forced into working as a Confidential Informant and details surrounding case very sketchy. Channel 4 I-Team did investigative piece that aired 6/2/17 which revealed that anyone who is on probation, per probation and court policy, is not to be used as a CI. Police ignored policy. Autopsy report revealed concerning details which police ignored... i.e. the only injection sites (needle marks) found were behind the knee. My wife and I have 40+ yrs combined working in psych ER's and have evaluated thousands of addicts. We've never met a heroin addict who shot up behind the knee. Also, her heroin and benzodiazepine levels far exceeded lethal dose. Sources we know have told us that she was killed because they (drug dealer she was supposed to make buy from that very day) found out she was a CI. Also, she was in treatment at the time of her death. Please access via WSMV TV (channel 4 I-Team investigation archives.
A: Unfortunately, you are past the statute of limitations. Even if you weren't I don't know that you would have a case, as there is a difference between moral and legal responsibility. For your own peace of mind contact a local attorney who handles police misconduct cases--find them through this website or look for a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice
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