IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, A CURRENT BCSO DEPUTY DISCUSSES THE INTERNAL DAMAGING RESULTS OF FOUR YEARS OF MR. WATSON’S LEADERSHIP AS SHERIFF OF BRADLEY COUNTY.
The Bradley County Truth Project Chapter 3: The Wrong Di·rec·tion / dəˈrekSH(ə)n The second time was a charm for Mr. Watson on Tuesday as he was finally able to boast about passing TCI's inspection. However, we must not forget that Sheriff Watson has NEVER passed an...
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From the State House to the Sheriff’s Office, Eric Watson has left constituents in a wake of questionable decisions that still linger on today. This sample of material covers the deaths of inmates, subsequent lawsuits and investigations that have occurred during Watson’s tenure.
As reported by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Christians For Accountable Leadership has unearthed a disturbing development that took place during the month of May in 2017. On May 21, 2017, Sheriff, Eric Watson, disregarded court imposed prison sentences and mislead...read more
The Bradley County Truth Project Chapter 1: The Art of fail·ure /ˈfālyər/ The Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) confirmed Tuesday that the Bradley County Sheriff's Office under Eric Watson's leadership has failed its initial inspection (Report Documents Below)....read more
CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER | Brian Graves | December 23rd, 2016 Tenth District Attorney General Steve Crump said Thursday the case of Billy Joe Rogers’ death at the Bradley County Jail will be presented to the Bradley County Grand Jury upon completion of the investigation...read more
CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER | Brian Graves | February 21st, 2017 "The family of a man who died while in custody at the Bradley County Jail has filed a $30 million lawsuit, alleging negligence and lack of training on the part of the jail staff contributed to his death....read more
wdef news 12 | Christina Reuille | May 6th, 2016 Click to Watch Video "BRADLEY COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) — The family of a man who died in the Bradley County Jail, are taking action to get answers, and are in the process of filing an $11 million lawsuit against the county....read more
WTVC News Channel 9 | Alyssa Spirato | May 1st, 2016 "BRADLEY COUNTY, TN — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a reported death of an inmate at the Bradley County jail. The AP is reporting the death came following a fight. Bradley County Sheriff's...read more
Chattanooga Times Free Press | September 19th, 2016 "A man found hanging in his cell in the Bradley County Jail on Sunday became the third inmate this year to die in custody there. Ralph Nelms, 41, of Cleveland, was arraigned Thursday in a string of burglaries,...read more
WTVC News channel 9 | December 13th 2016 "BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson is now under investigation by the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission (TMVC). An e-mail from department spokesman Kevin Walters says: "The Tennessee Motor Vehicle...read more
Chattanooga Times Free Press | Judy Walton | December 12th, 2016 The Tennessee's Motor Vehicle Commission has opened a complaint into Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson after a Times Free Press story last week alleged that the county's chief law enforcement...read more
Chattanooga Times Free Press | Judy WaltoN | December 4th, 2016 In August, Watson bought at least 18 cars on GovDeals.com in his own name — 11 in Miami and seven in Washington, D.C. You might have seen some of them — a white Chevy Blazer and a white Crown Victoria...read more
Chattanooga Times Free Press | Judy Walton | April 5th, 2016 "A Bradley County, Tenn., commissioner on Monday had more tough questions over how the sheriff's office handled the sale of a county surveillance van in February. Some commissioners have questioned why the...read more