Hamilton County DA Neal Pinkston a no-show at commission meeting

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston

Hamilton County commissioners are again calling for District Attorney Neal Pinkston to answer concerns about potential nepotism in his office after he refused to appear before the board.

Commissioner Tim Boyd, R-Chattanooga, said he was "disappointed" that the DA didn't show up to Wednesday's meeting before reiterating his concerns about county funding being used to pay Pinkston's relatives.

"All of these actions over recent years have put a big question mark on the ethical conduct, the truthfulness, the candor with the public. And we as a body need to get to the bottom of it," Boyd said.