Catoosa sheriff says policy on traffic stops will be changed

Catoosa sheriff says policy on traffic stops will be changed

March 7th, 2013 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk

Photo by John Rawlston/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.