NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new top prosecutor in Nashville has fired five attorneys from the previous administration in a postelection office shake-up.
Davidson District Attorney General Glenn Funk dropped the lawyers Friday — a day after he took over the office from Torry Johnson, who left the seat after 27 years.
Funk defeated Rob McGuire, a former Davidson County prosecutor backed by Johnson, and Diane Lance, legal counsel for Mayor Karl Dean, in the Democratic primary in May.
The Tennessean reported that four out of the five fired prosecutors publicly supported McGuire's bid for the office over Funk, who had worked as a private defense attorney in Nashville for the past 25 years. McGuire said he saw three of them escorted out of their offices with their belongings Friday.