Memphis prosecutor Bill Gibbons has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to explore whether a crime was committed when sensitive Memphis Police Department information was leaked, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and the city of Memphis filed a lawsuit earlier this month asking AOL to reveal all information of an e-mail address linked to MPD Enforcer 2.0, a blog that has been critical of police leadership.
Controversial blogger and radio host Thaddeus Matthews, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, has sought to intervene and view documents in the case. Matthews, who has blogged and talked on the radio about high-profile murder cases, said this case may be connected to another investigation to uncover his confidential sources. In February, Gibbons and police launched an investigation to learn the identity of Matthews’ sources after he posted police documents.