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David Rausch Sworn In As New TBI Director

David Rausch Sworn In As New TBI Director
Posted at 8:16 AM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 11:54:43-04

Former Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch was sworn in Monday as the new director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 

Rausch's swearing-in ceremony came just a week Gov. Bill Haslam appointed him. Days earlier, the agency's acting director stepped down amid an investigation into possible misuse of state funds.

Jason Locke was placed on administrative leave last week before announcing his retirement. His wife has accused him of having an affair with another state official on the taxpayers' money.

Rausch said he's "honored and humbled" by the appointment and is ready to get to work. 

“We are going to move this organization forward starting today,” Rausch said, referring to his interview before the TBI nominating commission.

"I mentioned during the public part of the interview that I’m ready to go on day one. This is day one. We’re ready -- and I'm excited, ready to get started.” 

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