Knox Co. Court Clerk Joy McCroskey not running for reelection

Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey not running for reelection

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By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey says she is not running for reelection this year, according to sources.

Several sources in the clerk's office told 6 News they learned the news at a meeting held by McCroskey Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. One said McCroskey is withdrawing her petition for reelection, but gave no reason for doing so.

McCrosky's office has been under increasing scrutiny over a number of alleged problems, including claims that incorrect data had been entered into the court computer system, leading to warrants issued by mistake and people wrongly arrested.

Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond announced last year that he was running for the criminal court clerk position. The election commission also lists attorney Steve Williams as running.

The sources say McCroskey told them she has the best employees and loves them all, but is not running for reelection. Her last day is said to be August 31.

6 News spoke to McCroskey, but she had no comment and would not confirm nor deny that she is not running. McCroskey has been in the position since 2008.

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