Facing Removal, Tennessee DA Backs Down On ‘Diversion’ Plan For Armed Felons

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy announced his office would not pursue a previous diversion plan for felons in possession of firearms after Tennessee State Senator Brent Taylor (R-Memphis) said that he intends to file a Senate Joint Resolution immediately following the November election requiring the removal of Mulroy.

Last week, Mulroy (pictured above, left) announced that his office was considering an “alternative approach” for felons charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by offering diversion to such defendants.

The diversion program was immediately condemned by Republican leaders, including Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) who said such a program would “make Memphis even more unsafe.”