Just one day after testifying about parole officers that were checking on dead parolees, Assistant Correction Commissioner Gary Tullock has resigned.
In a release Thursday, Tennessee Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield said Tullock submitted his resignation following Wednesday's subcommittee hearing, effective immediately.
The release went on to say, “Commissioner Derrick Schofield has directed the Department of Correction's Office of Investigation and Compliance to conduct a thorough investigation into performance audit findings related to probation and parole supervision of deceased offenders. Upon conclusion of the investigation follow up information will be provided.”
“This is about accountability and our commitment to the public. We want the citizens of Tennessee to have full confidence in our ability to supervise offenders,” Commissioner Schofield said in his release, adding, “We will continue to work diligently to ensure we will not compromise public safety when it comes the supervision of felony offenders.”
- Oct. 3, 2012: 2 officers fired for checking dead felons, more may be involved
- Oct. 1, 2012: Parole audit finds officers checking dead people