Chattanooga police want public's help in gathering information regarding hit-and-run suspect Janet Hinds

Janet Hinds (Photo from Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Janet Hinds (Photo from Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
photo Janet Hinds (Photo from Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

The Chattanooga Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in gathering information related to the deadly hit-and-run that killed on of its officers on Saturday.

Police would like to know the whereabouts of Janet Hinds on the evening of Saturday prior to 11:04 p.m., according to a news release. Hinds is the suspect charged in the fatal hit-and-run of Chattanooga Police Officer Nicholas Galinger.

"Anything that could explain Janet Hinds' whereabouts or behavior prior to the loss of Ofc. Galinger is needed for CPD's Traffic Unit to build the case for prosecution," CPD Traffic Investigator Joe Warren said in a statement. "Right now, we are early on in the investigation and even the smallest detail could be helpful."

Anyone with information, photos, video, etc. is asked to call 423-698-2525, submit a tip in the Chattanooga PD mobile app, or contact Warren by email at

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