I'm curious about the case of Tristan Rettke, who was charged with civil rights intimidation for toting a confederate flag bag of bananas while wearing a gorilla mask at a BLM protest in 2016. The last status I could find via Google was this link where his attorneys sought to dismiss the charges.

It seems like it was a long time ago and I'd like to know where the case stands. Is there a way to look up the county/state/federal records and find out?

  • I'd like to see a transcript of the trial myself. But he was more than likely found not guilty, considering the utter silence since about July.
    – cHao
    Dec 1, 2017 at 20:43
  • Or they just didn't get around to ruling yet. Courts are slow.
    – D M
    Dec 1, 2017 at 20:53
  • Three weeks ago, there had not yet been a trial, as implied by this article:johnsoncitypress.com/Education/2017/11/07/…
    – user6726
    Dec 1, 2017 at 20:53
  • @user6726: Or they just didn't find the records either. :) There was supposed to be a hearing September 22 on some motions related to the case. But i've seen nothing definitive online dated past July 31.
    – cHao
    Dec 1, 2017 at 21:08

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It looks like his case is/was in the Washington County TN court system.

According to their website, "To check the status of an upcoming Criminal Court case, please contact the clerk at 423-753-1612." I don't see any way to get this information online.

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    Called the number. Nothing happened with the motion to dismiss this summer according to the operator. In September there was a motion to continue. Next day in court for the case is January 29th. Dec 1, 2017 at 21:27

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