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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 21, 2014

An audit of the procedures in the Knox County criminal justice system released last week shows a need for improved quality control measures, training and computer systems, the Knoxville News Sentinel said in an editorial today. The findings affirm reporting on errors in the Criminal Court Clerk's Office that resulted in wrongful arrests and other problems. The Knox County Commission ordered the audit as a result of the news reports. The office handles the enormous amount of paperwork generated in Criminal Court and the Criminal Division of General Sessions Court. Now it is up to incoming Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond to implement recommended changes to make the office more efficient and effective, the paper says.