UPDATE: DA requests TBI perjury investigation into detective in Ooltewah Assault
Detective Rodney Burns of the Gatlinburg Police Department. WRCBtv.com photo
UPDATE: Channel 3 has learned the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will launch an investigation into Gatlinburg Police Detective Rodney Burns at the request of Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston.
Pinkston has asked the TBI to investigate inconsistencies between Burns’ incident report and what he said on the stand Monday in Hamilton County Juvenile Court.
The District Attorney General has requested TBI Agents investigate a perjury allegation involving Detective Rodney Burns.
During his testimony, Burns said “What this case actually is is much smaller than what it’s been blown up to be. To me it was an assault. It wasn’t sexual in nature, his pants weren’t pulled down, they weren’t doing it for sexual gratification, this was something stupid that kids do that shouldn’t have been done, you know?”