Court clerk supervisor says boss knew of problems

Court clerk supervisor says boss knew of problems, stopped supporting her

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Recently resigned General Sessions Court Supervisor April Mayes said she personally made Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey aware of problems in her office, but felt she lost the support of her boss.

In a resignation letter obtained by 6 News, Mayes says she accepted a job in the private sector and her resignation would take effect after December 18.

Mayes told McCroskey she spent the past 16 years working for the General Sessions Court Clerk's Office, having worked for four different clerks.

Mayes said she always made McCroskey aware of issues that were brought to her attention, but she felt she lost McCroskey's personal support for reasons unknown.

She said continuing to work in such an environment is "untenable" and that recent events had cast a pallor over McCroskey's offices and staffs.

Mayes' resignation came amidst claims that incorrect data had been entered into the court computer system, leading to wrongful arrests due to warrants issued by mistake. 

In October, McCroskey told commissioners her office handled around 70,000 cases last year, and only one percent were affected by those problems.


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