City council member takes police chief to task over TN Watchdog story

Chris Butler
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May 01, 2014 8:43 PM
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City council member takes police chief to task over TN Watchdog story

KNOXVILLE —  An Oak Ridge City Council member has taken the city’s police chief to task over comments to Tennessee Watchdog that directly contradict information found in an open records request.

The comments Police Chief James Akagi made in March concern the reported suicide of Oak Ridge resident Alex Heitman in 2011.

In a letter to all of her City Council colleagues, the city manager and three media organizations, Trina Baughn complained Akagi’s police department has not cooperated with the Heitman family in disclosing information.