WSMV Channel 4 NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - If someone you care about has a problem with drugs and breaks the law, you'd want them to get help and a second chance.
But some are becoming skeptical about Davidson County’s General Sessions Drug Court, which, until recently, was run by Judge Casey Moreland.
Judge Michael Mondelli told Channel 4 he has lost confidence in drug court.
On Feb. 10, Mondelli sent an email to the district attorney’s office and the public defender’s office saying he has not approving any cases where a referral to drug court is involved.
The Channel 4 I-Team’s Nancy Amons recently went to sit in on a session of drug court, without a camera. Within a few minutes, drug court officials told all the defendants in the courtroom they could go home.
“These are trying times,” Nan Casey told the defendants before dismissing everyone from the courtroom.
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Drug court founded by Judge Moreland criticized