By BRIAN GRAVES
Circuit Court Clerk Gayla Miller said Tuesday she hopes the results of the investigation performed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concerning allegations of wrongdoings against her "will …
Circuit Court Clerk Gayla Miller said Tuesday she hopes the results of the investigation performed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concerning allegations of wrongdoings against her "will finally put to rest any doubt about the integrity of my office."
Miller released the following statement to the Cleveland Daily Banner concerning the issue:
"In light of the results of the recent investigation, I would like to thank 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, Investigator Calvin Rockholt and the TBI for conducting a very thorough investigation into the recent allegations against my office. By mutual agreement, the district attorney general and I requested a separate, independent investigation by the TBI due to the continuing accusations by the individuals named in Gen. Crump's letter.
"I don't know the reasoning behind the repeated attacks against my office, unless there is a political motivation of which I am unaware. It is my hope that the investigation results, showing no finding or truth to the allegations, will finally put to rest any doubt about the integrity of my office. I am eager to continue serving the people of Bradley County without the hindrance of these accusations.
"Being an elected official puts you in a position to represent the citizens with every good intention, but it comes at a price. Your reputation is on the line, and endless time is invested to prove that you are worthy of the people's trust and confidence. When people who have no knowledge of our financial procedures choose to make unfounded accusations, it leads to defamation of character and slander. With so much misinformation being put out there, we all suffer.
"In closing, no words can convey my gratitude to my family, my employees and the citizens of Bradley County for their continued prayers, support and unwavering faith. It has been my honor to serve the citizens for the past 11 years. I look forward to serving another term as Bradley County Circuit Court Clerk with the same honesty, compassion, integrity and dedication."
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