published Thursday, August 30th, 2012


Articles in this series:


Records show history of impropriety in 10th Judicial District

Truth, rights suffer in 10th District, defense attorneys

A litany of cases


Most officers in trouble weren’t charged despite evidence

Some are held to account, but many go free, case files show


Grand jurors claim improper influence in McMinn case

Fired officers seek justice


Some DA practices run afoul of state rules

$100,000 for travel tops DTF spending


Questions swirled around drug chief

Pharmacist says traffic stop was drug task force retaliation


Drug agents brought in millions

Lawmakers eye stricter oversight of drug task forces

Related stories:

Aug. 26: Tennessee lawmakers want 10th Judicial District probe

Aug. 28: Tennessee launches probe of 10th Judicial District

Aug. 29: Paul Summers will lead 10th District investigation

Sept. 1: Monroe County man convicted of assault in fatal shooting

Sept. 8: Attorney general will decide case outcome

Sept. 9: Family seeks justice for slain man

Sept. 28: Bradley County teacher in court to reclaim reputation

Oct. 7: Victim frustrated with investigation of Niota police

Oct. 29: Family again seeks charges in ‘09 Tellico Plains, Tenn., slaying

Nov. 10: New prosecutor sought in Niota police case

Feb. 1: Bradley County teacher argues case against suspension

Mar. 26: Report: Tennessee won't prosecute Steve Bebb

March 31: Bebb’s actions merit impeachment

April 4: Lawmakers want TBI files on Bebb

April 5: House may seek TBI file on Bebb probe

April 10: Lawmakers demand to see Bebb probe files

April 11: Bebb probe may last past end of session

April 13:TBI 10th District investigation didn’t include grand jurors

April 16: No new trial in assault case, judge rules

April 20: House panel named for Bebb inquiry

April 28: New push made for charges in slaying at Tellico Plains

Aug. 15: Tennessee House investigative panel wants District Attorney Steve Bebb ousted

about Judy Walton...

Judy Walton has worked 25 years at the Chattanooga Times and the Times Free Press as an editor and reporter focusing on government coverage and investigations. At various times she has been an assistant metro editor, region reporter and editor, county government reporter, government-beat team leader, features editor and page designer. Originally from California, Walton was brought up in a military family and attended a dozen schools across the country. She earned a journalism degree ...

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