Tennessee Black Caucus sends Department of Justice letters asking for Casada investigation

Posted at 5:16 PM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 18:16:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Black Caucus has formally asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation of Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada's office.

This comes after the caucus said they were drafting letters to the DOJ in their press conference Friday.

In the letters the caucus says they believe Casada's former Chief of Staff, Cade Cothren, is guilty of breaking four laws in his alleged framing of a young activist.

  • 18 U.S.C. 241-a conspiracy to injure someone in the exercise of their constitutional rights
  • 18 U.S.C. 242-acting under color of law to deprive anyone of their constitutional rights, including the right not to be deprived of liberty without due process
  • 42 U.S.C. 1983–depriving under color of law someone’s constitutional rights
  • 42 U.S.C. 1985–conspiracy to deprive someone of their right as acitizens of the United States

To view the letters yourself click here:
Letter to Eric S. Drieband, Assistant Attorney General
Letter to Delora L. Kennebrew, Chief Employment Litigation Section