published Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Four Hamilton County jailers suspended with pay

Four jailers have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, said Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond.

Allegations of a policy violations involving drugs recently arose involving three female and one male corrections officers.

The officers were placed on leave on Tuesday and the investigation was opened, Hammond said.

He declined to state which jailers were placed on leave and whether the allegations involved drugs in the workplace.

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purplelaw said...

Put drug offenders in jail so that they can get off drugs? It is common knowledge that there are plenty of drugs in jail and prison - usually means staff is involved in some fashion.
Chattanooga attorneys defending drug charges

December 22, 2011 at 8:40 p.m.
macropetala8 said...

It's been well known for quite sometime, that drug and alcohol abuse in the profession of law enforcement are quite prevalent. Some are on powerful psychotic drugs that would disallow the average citizen from even driving a motor bike, let alone carrying a gun, driving a vehicle, stopping and making arrests.

Recently in one Arkansas town the town had become so overrun by drug dealers and drug dealing cop gangs that the feds had to be brought in. The WAR ON DRUGS= The Law of unintended consequences.

December 22, 2011 at 10 p.m.
Rtazmann said...


December 23, 2011 at 3:42 a.m.
Rtazmann said...


December 23, 2011 at 4:07 a.m.
ThinBlue706 said...

Rtazmann: I agree with you that any LEO caught with, using, or providing any illegal narcotics should be fired, tried, and if convicted, incarcerated. I also agree that allegations such as these make it much harder to be an officer. EVERYone thinks ALL LEO's are dirty, on the take, or using drugs. Also, a corrections officer, if using drugs, can make decisions or mistakes that can get another officer killed.

But, the investigation is just starting. Before the media and ourselves render a verdict and pronouce a sentence, let's see if they are truly guilty. If they are, then we should monitor the case in the court system and ensure a proper sentence. Proper justice is a slow and steady progess to render all the necessary facts. Everyone wanted to lynch Gail Parmgrens' husband from the nearest tree in May and June. Come to find out Mrs. Parmgren died in a tragic, tragic motor vehicle accident in which Mr. Parmgren had no hand.

Let the investigators do their job and if guilty, then demand proper action. If we the citizens of the county do not get the actions we deem necessary, vote the sheriff out. Our elected officials need to listen to and be accountable to the PEOPLE.

December 23, 2011 at 7:38 a.m.
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