published Friday, September 30th, 2011

Three Hamilton County jailers suspended with pay

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    In this file photo, a Chattanooga police vehicle, front, and a sheriff's vehicle exit the Hamilton County Jail inmate corridor onto Walnut Street.
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Three Hamilton County corrections officers are on suspension with pay amid allegations that one carried on a months-long relationship with an inmate which was “sexual in nature,” and another two “roughed up” an inmate during booking, according to jail Chief Ron Parson.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the officers’ names until internal affairs investigations are complete, Parson said.

An investigation into a relationship that a female corrections officer carried on with an inmate started today, he said.

“We intercepted some phone call conversations between her and an inmate that were sexual in nature,” Parson said. “We soon found out that this had been going on for months.”

Investigators will review tapes of phone calls made from the inmate to the officer’s cell phone that date all the way back to May, Parson said.

The other two male officers were suspended last week after allegations surfaced that they had been too rough with an inmate charged with public intoxication as they took him to a holding cell last week.

“The entire incident is caught on tape,” said Parson. “It shows what happened pretty clearly.”

He said he could not elaborate further about what the tape shows until the investigation is complete.

For more details, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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lilmisandy said...

None of these incidents are new they are "new too the chief" No surprise too me

September 30, 2011 at 5:42 p.m.
aklashlee said...

Jailers = losers with authority!

September 30, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.
01centare said...

sex with inmates, roughing up inmates. Hasn't that long been one of the perps of the job?

September 30, 2011 at 9:50 p.m.
fedup350 said...

A perp of the job? What's a perp? And to the three commentors above, it sute is easy to criticize from the safety of your key board but I think it is safe to assume that none of you have the courage to do what the jailers do on a daily basis.

October 1, 2011 at 10:15 a.m.
retired said...

REALLY CRAZY, BUT I HEAR ITS OK FOR SUPERVISORS TO BE FOUND IN THE FEMALE BATHROOM AND NOTHING WAS DONE. ANOTHER FEMALE I WAS TOLD SEVERAL YEARS AGO LEFT TO HAVE A BABY BY HER SUPERVISOR. HANG IN THERE JAILERS. SOMEONE MAY FIX IT ONE DAY.

October 5, 2011 at 8:57 a.m.
swms777 said...

To Fedup350: You obviously didnt read the article or none at all for that matter..have you not heard of ALL the things being charged against the Hamilton Co Jail?? I dont think all of these things are accidents. Those "couragious officers" that you are talking about must be in a different county because all i am seeing is a bunch of POWER HUNGRY PEOPLE that should be ashamed to call themselves "officers of the law".

October 24, 2011 at 7:50 p.m.
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