TN: Chattanooga Police Chief Arrested On 17-Count Indictment Day After Her Resignation

Source: The Chattanoogan

“The former police chief of the Chattanooga Police Department faces a set of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges following an investigation by special agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. That comes a day after Chief Celeste Murphy, 56, stepped down from her post. … During the investigation, agents determined Ms. Murphy knowingly entered false information on several government documents related to establishing residency in Chattanooga, though swearing to their truth in signing the documents, the TBI said. On Tuesday, the Hamilton County Grand Jury returned a 17-count indictment, charging Ms. Murphy with one count of illegal voter registration, one count of false entries on official registration or election documents, three counts of false entries in governmental records, three counts of forgery, three counts of perjury, and six counts of official misconduct.” (06/27/24)