DeFoor arrest outside trooper’s scope of authority

The Tennessee highway patrol illegally arrested, cited and charged a Coca-Cola rep in Chattanooga, Kaitlin DeFoor, in a highly visible encounter in the parking lot of Panera Bread store in Hixson. By David Tulis / 92.7 NoogaRadio A stocky trooper often seen operating his cruiser north of the Tennessee river in the Chattanooga city limits left Miss DeFoor. She sat in the parking lot after he had left for more than an hour, seemingly inconsolable. The arrest was outside the scope of the trooper’s authority. The charges were dismissed in either city or session court. The highway patrol is a … Continue reading DeFoor arrest outside trooper’s scope of authority