Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; August 3, 2012:  Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Smith County, Tenn. man for sexually exploiting a minor and is continuing to investigate him. He could face additional charges. Doug Clemmons, 51, of Carthage, Tenn. was arrested at his home last evening […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; July 30, 2012:  Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation captured the latest addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive list over the weekend after multiple law enforcement agencies generated leads on his whereabouts and located him in a Fairview, Tenn. residence. Gregorio Rosas […]

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Tennessee drivers forced to submit to blood tests will not be added to a national DNA database used by law enforcement, state officials said. The state this year enacted a no-refusal law under which judges can issue warrants at the time of a traffic stop to force drivers to take sobriety tests.

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Press Release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; May 9, 2012: Study Shows Crime Decreased from Previous Year Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released its annual study dedicated to crime in Tennessee’s schools. Produced by TBI’s Crime Statistics Unit, the study spans a three-year period between 2009 and 2011 and is […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; April 27, 2012:  Nashville, Tenn. – The State of Tennessee saw an increase in the number of hate crimes committed in the state and a decrease in the number of law enforcement officers killed or assaulted for the calendar year 2011, according to the Tennessee Bureau of […]

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files are exempt from Tennessee’s Public Records Act, and look likely to stay that way for now at least.

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The Republican state representative from Kingsport says he’ll push the House Gov-Ops committee to subpoena investigation records into the legislative activities of he and another lawmaker.

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Speaker Beth Harwell said she has never used legislation to pressure a department or committee to do what she wants, and that anyone who has would be in the wrong. The Nashville Republican was responding to questions Wednesday about what she knew about Reps. Tony Shipley and Dale Ford’s involvement in getting the state Nursing […]

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While reports of crimes dipped statewide in 2010, crime in Nashville rose, especially sex crimes and burglaries, the Tennessean reports today. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released the crime numbers comparing 2010 to 2009 based on surveys from local law enforcement across the state. From the Tennessean: While the state and nearby Middle Tennessee counties saw […]

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The autopsy report of slain Monroe County Election Commissioner Jim Miller was released Friday to Monroe County’s top prosecutor, but the DA says he will not yet make the report public. The announcement comes two days after the Knoxville News Sentinel reported that medical examiner Christopher Shamblin repeatedly ignored the paper’s open records requests for […]

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Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, July 1, 2010: NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today reappointed Mark Gwyn as the director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Bredesen appointed Gwyn to his first six-year term as the agency’s director in 2004. “Mark has done an outstanding job leading the TBI during […]

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