Knox County conducted an internal audit into the embattled criminal court clerk's office.
clerk's office has been the focus of several problems in the last year.
A WBIR 10News investigation revealed a myriad of mistakes and
incorrect paperwork that led to the wrongful arrests of dozens of
The audit found that Knox County needed to improve their record keeping, training, internal processes, and accuracy.
audit included responses from the five departments involved, including
the troubled office of the criminal court clerk and Joy McCroskey. The
center of that 10News investigation.
In her response she wrote "I
don't know how much I can accomplish with only two weeks until
retirement, but hopefully my successor will continue to move these
In two weeks time criminal court clerk elect Mike Hammond will be in Joy's shoes.
I started finding out that people were being wrongfully arrested, I
started hearing about issues in the office. And the more I have delve
into it, the more issues I have come across. So that's why I ran. To fix
it. I went to the public and said give me a chance. They gave me that
chance and we're going to fix it," said Hammond.
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