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Court Decision Handed Down In Villegas Case

3/4/2013
Jesse Perry

From Sheriff Daron Hall:

 “Today, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court’s April 2011 summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff Juana Villegas in Juana Villegas v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.  We are pleased with today’s reversal.  The decision highlights that issues like those in this case should be resolved by juries rather than judges, which reinforces our decision to appeal the summary judgment ruling.  I believe our officers followed accepted correctional practices and we look forward to continuing the legal process.”

Click here to read the entire decision handed down by the court.