A Rutherford County juvenile judge illegally arrested and jailed children. Now two candidates for her seat have to rebuild trust. | WPLN News

For two decades, Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversaw the illegal arrests and detentions of more than a thousand children in her Rutherford County courtroom.Her actions eventually caught up with her — the county settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit, and an investigation by WPLN News and ProPublica brought to light what had been happening for years, unchecked. Lawmakers called for her ousting, the governor asked for a review and Middle Tennessee State University cut ties with the judge. There were nationwide calls for reform.

Source: A Rutherford County juvenile judge illegally arrested and jailed children. Now two candidates for her seat have to rebuild trust. | WPLN News

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