Hammond lays out plan to "clean up" Knox clerk's office

By: WVLT staff Email
By: WVLT staff Email

Incoming Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond says he's taking care of campaign promises to clean up the clerk's office.

Hammond says there was a lack of organization before him and that led to errors in the courts.

He also says he's found a room called the "dead file" and documents where people may have paid their court fines but not been marked off the lists.

To combat what Hammond sees as a lack of transparency, he told news crews at a media event today that he's putting circuit and criminal court dates as well as information on Knox County's website.

He says he and his team have "a mammoth task" ahead of them.

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