- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A group of defense attorneys has called for a Nashville domestic violence judge to be investigated because of an email the group says shows the judge is not impartial.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1Ogrx8c ) reports that the leadership of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers sent a formal complaint letter to the Board of Judicial Conduct, asking the board to sanction General Sessions Judge Allegra Walker.

The defense attorneys say Walker sent prosecutors a June 5 email that said her “primary focus should be victim safety.”

Defense attorneys say the email demonstrates that Walker is not presuming innocence when considering the cases.

If an investigation finds misconduct, Walker could face public or private reprimand or be removed from the bench.

Walker did not return the newspaper’s request for comment Wednesday.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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