Mitchell arrest under no clear statutory authority

Sheriff Jim Hammond rebuffs questions about whether the traffic stop that led to the strip search of James Myron Mitchell in Soddy-Daisy on Wednesday was under the shipping statute, and he refuses also to speak of the department’s authority to arrest without a warrant. By David Tulis / 92.7 NoogaRadio Sheriff Hammond, influenced by the glasnost thinking of his chief deputy, Austin Garrett, meets with reporters today successively to give them unique interviews about a notorious arrest five days ago that put fresh heat on violent acts and aggression by deputies.  The two men accused of what might fairly be … Continue reading Mitchell arrest under no clear statutory authority