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Bedford Co. Judge Blasts District Attorney's Handling of Recent Cases

Bedford County Judge Travis Livengood last month issued a blistering rebuke of District Attorney Leslie Childers-Potts after the December trial of Nathan D. Jackson ended in a mistrial and led to all charges against Jackson being dropped on grounds of double jeopardy. Jackson was on trial for endangering the welfare of a child and driving under the influence.

In a nine-page opinion filed Jan. 24, Livengood took Childers-Potts to task for what he called “a pattern of reckless prosecutorial conduct” that is “detrimental to the proper functioning of the criminal justice system, and harmful to the...


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