|Published: 9:56 AM, 10/04/2012
||Last updated: 10:46 AM, 10/04/2012
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Kathy Cody, 911 director
and an employee of the 911 board of directors, is being investigated for allegedly accessing
restricted information from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's TIES database for personal
use, Cocke County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Armando Fontes said Wednesday, Oct. 3.
When contacted by phone on Wednesday, Cody stated she had "no comment" on the
Newport Police Department Police Chief Maurice Shults is the
chairman of the 911 board of directors.
The 911 board of directors
met for a special called meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with Cody, ostensibly to investigate the
accusation from a TBI auditor.
Police Chief Shults said Cody's
attorney, Andrew Farmer, sent him a notice saying he felt the 911 board didn't give adequate public
notice in advance about Tuesday's meeting - which state law requires. Shults said he believed
Farmer was correct in his assessment, so the meeting was rescheduled for Nov. 13, at 3:30
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