The stress of everyday life, work and relationships are often a challenge for the average person to deal with successfully. When that person is a cop, the tension and strain of police work often takes an emotional toll.
Memphis police officers are paid to keep residents of our city safe. But two officers are now charged by their peers with violating not only the city's trust, but also violating its laws.
It is about a four-hour drive east of Memphis to arrive in Culleoka. The small town is most widely known as where a high school teacher and a 15-year-old student began a cross-country journey that garnered nationwide attention last year. Fifty-one-year-old Tad Cummins has apparently changed his mind and agreed to plead guilty to two felony charges in the case, according to news reports.
The Tennessee Supreme Court is going to hear a case that has thrown many drunk driving prosecutions in the state into uncertain territory. Last month, the Criminal Court of Appeals said that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's lab fee system is "unconstitutional."