(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS David Davenport, a former Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent in Cocke County, is the assistant chief of detectives over cold homicide cases. He addressed the Newport Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-11-21 08:21:45)
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The law enforcement official hired to solve "cold", or older, murder cases in East Tennessee said "justice" was a motivating factor for him.

David Davenport, assistant chief of detectives over old cases, a position funded by Knox County, addressed the Newport Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The former Jefferson County sheriff said that since working in his current capacity, since January 2010, he has reviewed over 200 murder cases. He said DNA was submitted on about 30 of those cases.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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