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Tenn. dispatchers in trouble for use of IM system

8,700 pages of messages in investigation, 'inappropriate' use cited


By Chattanooga Times Free Press staff

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn.  An investigation begun six months ago found that 11 Hamilton County Emergency District employees "repetitively and inappropriately" misused an emergency instant messaging feature and violated policies, resulting in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.

The investigation concluded Thursday, according to a news release from the district.

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