Emails reveal problems continued in Knox court clerk's office

Emails reveal problems continued in Knox Co. court clerk's office just before supervisor resigned


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Records obtained by 6 News show problems in the Knox County Criminal Court Clerk's office continued in the days before a supervisor resigned. 

Supervisor April Mayes submitted her resignation earlier this month saying she'd lost the support of clerk Joy McCroskey and she didn't know why.

However in an email dated Nov. 26, Assistant District Attorney Samyah Jubran documents a list of errors and specifically mentions April Mayes.

Jubran writes that many traffic citations had been listed as convictions rather than dismissals and says "In July or August I asked April to get some of these records corrected, which she failed to do."

Mayes worked for 16 years in the court clerk's office and served as supervisor beginning in June 2011.

Earlier this year, at least two clerk's office workers were fired in connection with mistakes. Those problems, which included mishandled checks and wrong information entered into court computers, led to some mistaken arrests.

6 News tried to reach April Mayes, but the clerk's office says she's no longer there. We're also still waiting to hear back from Joy McCroskey.  

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