Former Shelby County prosecutor accused of misusing confidential information


SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into misconduct allegations against a former employee at the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

Glenda Adams was fired last week after she was accused of misusing confidential information, according to a statement from District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

Weirich has recused herself from the case and it is being handled by Bryant Dunaway, a district attorney out of Cookeville. Dunaway said he could not provide further information Wednesday.

No arrests have been made. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also giving little information — just that special agents have been called in.

WREG went to Adams’ home Wednesday, but she waved us off, refusing to comment.

Adams worked for the public defender’s office, then in 2009 landed a job working for the DA.

She was assistant district attorney, handling some big cases like that of Keedrin Coppage, who was recently indicted for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and leaving her on the side of Jackson Avenue in January. It’s unclear who will handle the case now.

Adams also applied for a judicial office in 2011. She stated in her application she’s never been disciplined or cited for breach of ethics or unprofessional conduct. She considered herself well rounded, experienced, fair and hardworking and said her job was to ensure justice is being served.

Adams is not facing any charges at this point. WREG has asked for her personnel files as well as any search warrants related to this case.

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