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Channel 4 I-Team: Dishonorable Conduct


Investigation underway into attempted fire bombing at suspected whistleblower’s home

Updated: Dec 19, 2016 07:17 PM

Just an hour after a Channel 4 I-Team investigation aired in February, a member of the Tennessee National Guard said a makeshift Molotov cocktail was thrown at his house.


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Following I-Team investigation, asst. DA sends letter to governor

Lt. Col. Stephen Jaco (WSMV) Lt. Col. Stephen Jaco (WSMV)
Updated: Dec 12, 2016 09:42 PM

An assistant district attorney is asking Gov. Bill Haslam to look into the reasons why a lieutenant colonel remains employed with the Tennessee National Guard despite being convicted of two serious crimes.


Investigators: Colonel misused equipment, had inappropriate relationship

Col. (Ret.) William Wenzler (WSMV file photo) Col. (Ret.) William Wenzler (WSMV file photo)
Updated: Nov 09, 2016 07:25 PM

Additional findings by military investigators, obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team, show more improper behavior by a colonel who was denied general status but was then re-hired by the Tennessee National Guard.


Despite findings from sexual harassment investigation, colonel re-hired with National Guard

Updated: Nov 07, 2016 07:27 PM

Despite a U.S. Army Inspector General investigation that found a colonel with the Tennessee National Guard failed to uphold military values for how he treated a young female officer and cost him a promotion to general, that official was later re-hired as a top administrator with the Tennessee National Guard, a Channel 4 I-Team investigation found.


Retired First Sgt. says curse-filled resignation letters stems from ‘toxic leadership’

Updated: Dec 22, 2016 07:23 PM

To black out all of the curse words in retired First Sgt. Dennis Carter’s resignation letter, you need a lot of marker. To hear him read it aloud, you need a lot of bleeps.


After warnings by general, more criminal histories uncovered of guardsmen

Updated: Oct 14, 2016 06:48 PM

Two weeks after the general of the Tennessee National Guard chastised his top recruiters for questionable behavior exposed by the Channel 4 I-Team, more cases of guardsmen with criminal pasts have emerged.


General to National Guard recruiters: 'I cannot tolerate any more of this behavior'

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 07:07 PM

In a behind-closed-doors meeting with all Tennessee National Guard recruiters, Adjutant General Terry Haston and his top staff delivered a harsh lecture in the wake of a series of Channel 4 I-Team investigations.


Court records, testimony show recruiter accused of rape before shooting guardsmen

First Sgt. Amos Patton (WSMV) First Sgt. Amos Patton (WSMV)
Updated: Aug 31, 2016 06:24 PM

Federal court records, testimony and sources within the Tennessee National Guard reveal the anger a recruiter felt towards his superiors and the soldier he was accused of raping before he opened fired on his fellow guardsmen in 2013.


TN National Guard recruiters promoted despite riding in truck full of alcohol

The Channel 4 I-Team obtained dash-cam video from the car of Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Miller on the evening of Nov. 29, 2013. (WSMV) The Channel 4 I-Team obtained dash-cam video from the car of Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Miller on the evening of Nov. 29, 2013. (WSMV)
Updated: Aug 23, 2016 07:21 PM

Dash-cam video and court records shows a Tennessee National Guard recruiter failed a sobriety check after driving a recruit and another recruiter in a truck filled with open alcohol.


Despite military reprimand, recruiter promoted in TN National Guard

Updated: Aug 22, 2016 07:04 PM

Internal military records obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team show the Tennessee National Guard substantiated that a recruiter gave prescription pills to the wife of a fellow guardsman with whom he was having a relationship, yet the recruiter was later promoted to manager.


Discovery of suspected drugs complicated investigation into TN soldiers overseas

Updated: Apr 29, 2016 01:13 PM

Military investigators believed they discovered a drug rampant in Africa in the Ethiopia hotel room of a sergeant with the 775th Engineering Detachment from Jackson, TN, but the evidence was never analyzed, a military investigation shows.


Military investigation shows TN soldiers had sex with prostitutes in overseas mission

Updated: Nov 04, 2015 08:44 AM

A military criminal investigation obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team shows nearly half of a National Guard detachment from Jackson, TN, were investigated for having sex with prostitutes in an area of the world known for human trafficking.


Army investigation awards benefits to rape accuser

Updated: Jan 27, 2014 07:10 PM

A female soldier in the Tennessee National Guard has been awarded benefits following a military investigation into whether she experienced injuries after she claimed she was raped by a male soldier.


Military investigation under way into Burns police chief

Updated: Aug 19, 2013 07:55 PM

A Middle Tennessee town with a history of problem police chiefs is facing yet another controversy, this time involving its new police chief.


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