Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denies the News Sentinel's request to unseal records involving former Knox County Judge Richard Baumgartner Tuesday in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said there are "innocent people" who would be hurt by the disclosure of the entirety of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigative file, which he said contains unsupported allegations unrelated to Baumgartner's confessed misconduct. (J. MILES CARY/NEWS SENTINEL )
Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denies the News Sentinel's request to unseal records involving former Knox County Judge Richard Baumgartner Tuesday in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said there are "innocent people" who would be hurt by the disclosure of the entirety of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigative file, which he said contains unsupported allegations unrelated to Baumgartner's confessed misconduct. (J. MILES CARY/NEWS SENTINEL )
published Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A judge has denied a request by the Knoxville News Sentinel to unseal records involving former Knox County Judge Richard Baumgartner, who resigned after he was accused of illegally buying painkillers.

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