State agency investigating Chattanooga police officer death; officer testimony provides new details
A state agency that oversees workplace safety is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash that killed Chattanooga police Officer Nicholas Galinger in a February hit-and-run on Hamill Road.
It will be the first Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation involving the Chattanooga Police Department in more than five years, according to an administration spokesman, who confirmed the investigation, and it's only the second in at least 10 years (a TOSHA investigation at the Chattanooga police firing range ended in early 2011), according to the agency's online records.
The agency investigates many workplace fatalities but does not typically investigate police deaths unless they involve an officer killed while directing traffic or in a work zone. In those cases, TOSHA can choose to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event.
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