TN Lawmaker Calls For Investigation Into DOC

Posted at 9:01 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 18:50:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart has called on Governor Haslam to personally supervise an investigation into so-called "intimidation tactics."

This came after the group received a report that a corrections officer, who recorded video of a prisoner beating a prison guard, had been arrested.

Stewart said “If the reports of this arrest are true, I call on Governor Haslam to investigate this arrest determine everyone who was involved in it and explain to the citizens how this outrage occurred”
We reached out to the DOC, who confirmed a corrections officer was arrested for bringing contraband into a facility.

DOC spokesperson Alison Randgaard said "The introduction of contraband of any kind, by anyone, is a felony and will not be tolerated by the Tennessee Department of Correction."