TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 2, 2015

Knox County leaders have put together a blueprint designed to streamline the criminal justice process so that authorities do not wrongly arrest residents – something that actually did happen because of poor record keeping and improper training at the county criminal court clerk’s office. In a letter signed by eight judges, the district attorney general and the sheriff, officials agreed to better protect records, formalize training programs and implement a real-time data entry process in county courtrooms. Officials hope to begin testing the new system by the end of March in one courtroom, WBIR reports.