NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An assistant commissioner in the Department of Correction has resigned in the wake of an audit that found parole officers reported making checks on more than 80 parolees who had been dead for months or years.
Lawmakers at a Thursday hearing in Nashville were told that Gary Tullock, who was in charge of community supervision for the department, turned in his resignation after the state audit was released this week.
Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield told the lawmakers he's ordered a full investigation of the problems identified in the audit.
According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/SAoYmx ) Tullock had worked his way up from a parole officer and been in charge of the program since 2004.
Parole and probation duties were merged into the Correction Department this year.