Clarksville, TN asked in Wrongful Death for Tennessee

Q: I am currently trying to find out if a gun was taken in as evidence and if so the probability of having it returned

Short backstory: My significant other was shot and killed in july 2019. I was informed it was taken in for evidence even though it was not used or even pulled to my knowledge. I'm trying to figure out if it was in fact taken by the police or some one else. TIA

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If there was a prosecution of an alleged murder suspect, then you can file a motion for its return in that Case. If no prosecution is involved, then you can start calling the Sheriff or Chief of Police whose department investigated the murder. Ultimately you can file suit against the seizing agency for Conversion and an Action To Return Personal Property. One single firearm is rarely worth the trouble.

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