CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) -- Defense attorneys in Catoosa County demand answers as to why an FBI agent's girlfriend, not a sworn officer of the law, was able to participate in sting operations involving a child sex crimes task force.
David Dunn of the public defenders office is one of several attorneys to file motions for the District Attorney's Office to remove itself from upcoming cases and for any evidence held back in previous cases.
"It makes it more difficult when you can't get compliance for what the law requires them to do," says Dunn.
Agent Ken Hillman's actions came to light during an investigation that cost a Ringgold officer his job.
Dunn questions the integrity of the entire task force.
"I think they are very effective at protecting fictional children from predators they create."
Attorney McCracken Poston says, "If you find out this activity has been going on a long time, in a sting operation that goes back a long time, then yeah, it could be a nightmare."
Poston has filed a complaint against the agent, saying he is abusing his power with local officers and getting out of potential DUIs.
"It is troubling where we have two instances where an FBI agent threw his weight around."
Poston has now written two letters to Sheriff Gary Sisk to invite the GBI in to look at the matter.
Sheriff Sisk says he has not seen the second letter from Poston, because he simply hasn't had the time. He has declined to call in the GBI to investigate his deputies.
"This is not about Sheriff Sisk," Poston says. "This is about the office of the sheriff of Catoosa County."
Friday, May 24 2013 3:53 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:53:17 GMT
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