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Sheriff Orders Probe of Employees' Fixed Tickets

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Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall has ordered an internal affairs investigation, following questions raised by NewsChannel 5's ticket-fixing investigation.

That investigation exposed how speeding tickets are being fixed around the Metro courthouse -- including tickets for some of Hall's employees.

Hall says it's one thing if it was one friend helping another friend.

But even more critical, the sheriff says he wants to know if someone in his department was involved in some sort of ticket-fixing scheme.

One employee, Dan Weikal, has acknowledged getting at least two tickets fixed -- thanks to a person he would only identify as a Metro government employee.

But our investigation also discovered six other sheriff's employees -- in various positions throughout the sheriff's department -- who got tickets fixed.

None of them would identify their ticket fixer.

But one employee, Kristie Bratcher, told NewsChannel 5 Investigates that it was someone in the sheriff's department who arranged for her ticket to be fixed.

"If you are using the fact that you are in the government to get that advantage, I think that's my concern, did you take your role here to gain something that the regular citizen would not have had," Hall said.

Our investigation revealed how all those tickets were dismissed by defense attorneys, while they were filling in for the city's elected judges.

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