Tn. Governor Rejects Investigations Chief Nominees


Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has rejected three “impressive candidates” to head the state’s Bureau of Investigation. He said the state needs to take a “broader view of the position,” says the Tennesseean in Nashville. A five member commission recommended three candidates late last year. Mike Bottoms, a district attorney general and one of the rejected candidates, said he agreed “wholeheartedly with the governor’s decision. There are many dedicated employees in the TBI, and they deserve having a leader with the broad-based qualifications that the governor has suggested.” Bredesen said he wanted to appoint someone “with law enforcement

administrative experience.”

The other candidates were Roger Farley, director of risk management for Toshiba in Lebanon, Tn., and Jeff Long, an assistant district attorney with the state’s 21st Judicial District.


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