Prosecutors drop charges against some plaintiffs in lawsuits against Hamilton County deputy Daniel Wilkey

Hamilton County Sheriff Department Photo/ Daniel Wilkey

Citing insufficient evidence and deprivation of rights, the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office has now dismissed criminal charges against all plaintiffs in lawsuits against Deputy Daniel Wilkey, who faced criminal charges as a result of alleged wrongful traffic stops.

On Monday, prosecutors moved to dismiss a guilty plea in a case against a woman who claims Wilkey forced her into being baptized in Chickamauga Lake during a traffic stop on Feb. 6 while another deputy, Jacob Goforth, stood by and watched. Wilkey reportedly told her she wouldn't have to face jail time for having the butt of a marijuana cigarette in her car if she agreed to the baptism, according to a lawsuit.

The Times Free Press is not identifying the woman because of the nature of her encounter with the deputies.

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