published Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Catoosa sheriff says policy on traffic stops will be changed

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk
Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk this afternoon addressed accusations that his deputies had covered up traffic stops involving FBI Agent Ken Hillman, saying officials have reviewed all information and there was no wrongdoing.

However, Sisk said at a news conference, his office will change its policy on how deputies respond to traffic stops.

Last week, the Times Free Press reported that Fort Oglethorpe Officer Greg Cross admitted to his current boss that when he was a sheriff's deputy he had pulled Hillman over when his bumper was dragging the ground and the agent appeared intoxicated.

Cross told Chief David Eubanks that he had allowed Hillman to call another detective to pick him up and drive his federal vehicle home.

Hillman is currently under FBI investigation.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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