MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a report highly critical of a federal immigration enforcement program that Rutherford County has applied to participate in.
The 287(g) program allows local law enforcement agencies to detain people on federal immigration violations.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/MT10) -- Sheriff Robert Arnold says Rutherford County’s Adult Detention Center is badly understaffed and is asking County Commissioners for a budget increase.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni says there are currently only two deputies on each floor of the jail. Each floor houses roughly 150 to 200 inmates. She says some guard posts in the jail are routinely left unmanned, a situation that's dangerous for the guards as well as the inmates.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Investigators with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office believe they’ve captured the thief responsible for as many as 30 home burglaries in Rutherford and Wilson counties.
Murfreesboro resident Keith Churchill, 31, was arrested in the case last Friday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) After a lot of hard work, and a lot of help from the community, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department will dedicate its 9-11 memorial monument this coming Tuesday, September 11.
The centerpiece of the memorial is a 3,000-pound I-beam taken from the ruins of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. Deputy Sheriff Greg Dotson says each component of the monument holds special significance.