TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 26, 2019
A group of Hamilton County pastors and concerned residents are calling on District Attorney Neal Pinkston to oust Sheriff Jim Hammond and prosecute two of his deputies seen on camera punching, kneeing and allegedly conducting a body-cavity search on a handcuffed man on the side of a road, the Times Free Press reports. Pastor Tim Careathers stood behind a podium on the steps of the Hamilton County Chattanooga Courts Building, where Pinkston works, to demand the actions after a failed attempt to get the sheriff to resign last month. The sheriff reiterated Monday afternoon that he will not resign.