Emmett Gienapp (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6731
E-mail: egienapp@timesfreepress.com
Emmett Gienapp covers crime and law enforcement for the Times Free Press. He has worked for the newspaper since December of 2015, and has previously reported on politics, education and the court system.

Family of dead Hamilton County Jail inmate disputes investigation findings [video, photos]

Published Apr. 23 2018

Jeffery Simmons, 45, complained about chest pain while being booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

Effort continues to house former residents of Chattanooga tent city

Published Apr. 22 2018

Employees at the Chattanooga Housing Authority still are working to accommodate dozens of people nearly two weeks after more than...

New program aims to bridge gap between first responders, people with disabilities

Published Apr. 22 2018

Chattanooga's police and fire departments partnered with the Chattanooga Autism Center to develop a registry for people with cognitive and...

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal plane crash at Collegedale airport

Published Apr. 20 2018

One person was killed early Friday evening in a single-engine plane crash at the Collegedale Municipal Airport.

Chattanooga Police Department preparing to roll out gun unit

Published Apr. 19 2018

Leadership at the Chattanooga Police Department say they plan to roll out the new gun crime unit on June 1...

Chattanooga CARES nonprofit starts syringe exchange to combat drug abuse

Published Apr. 9 2018

A nonprofit organization operating in Hamilton County since 1986 has rolled out a new program intended to combat drug use...

Case workers, volunteers work to start clearing tent city [photos]

Published Apr. 7 2018

Keim Shirley has been homeless for about three years.

Chattanooga Fire Department honors man who pulled child from wreckage

Published Apr. 4 2018

Two months after a fatal multi-vehicle crash at the foot of Lookout Mountain, the Chattanooga Fire Department honored the man...

Hamilton County Jail achieves national accreditation

Published Apr. 3 2018

The Hamilton County Jail in downtown Chattanooga has achieved 100 percent compliance with all standards and best practices set out...

Chattanooga officials notifying homeless group about relocation effort, options

Published Apr. 3 2018

As Chattanooga officials work to inform about 100 homeless people who have set up tents on a downtown lot they'll...

Police still looking for 10 suspects after gang indictment

Published Apr. 2 2018

Area law enforcement personnel are still on the lookout for 10 suspects who have yet to be taken into custody...

Tent city residents to be relocated from contaminated site [photos]

Published Apr. 1 2018

Behind a city-owned wellness center in the 600 block of East 11th Street sits a once-vacant lot. But now about...


Agencies organize mock crash event for Soddy-Daisy High School students

Published Mar. 29 2018

Julie Strike stood in front of more than 1,000 Soddy-Daisy High School students on Wednesday morning and told them about...

Hamilton County Grand Jury indicts 54 gang members under racketeering act [video, photos]

Published Mar. 28 2018

The Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted 54 Athens Park Bloods gang members on Wednesday.

New overdose map shows scale of opioid epidemic in Appalachia

Published Mar. 24 2018

A new interactive map released this week by an independent social research organization aims to illustrate the scale of the...

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond to talk to board about improving school security

Published Mar. 22 2018

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond is scheduled to speak with members of the Hamilton County Board of Education today as...

TBI reports decrease in crime on college campuses in 2017

Published Mar. 18 2018

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's annual Crime on Campus report released last week shows crime reported on college campuses and...

What are the next steps for Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative?

Published Mar. 13 2018

The social services arm of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's Violence Reduction Initiative was crippled when the city council rejected a...

Chattanooga police unveil new app for tips

Published Mar. 10 2018

Now available for download on your smartphone: an official Chattanooga Police Department application.

Police: Woman poses as Memorial Hospital staff member, steals credit cards

Published Mar. 9 2018

If you want to avoid getting scammed for a couple of hundred bucks, or worse, you might want to be...