- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 30, 2010) — The Post & Email spoke with Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III shortly after 8:00 p.m. last evening from the Monroe County jail, at which time he reported the following:
I have spoken with some of the deputy sheriffs here, and they know what’s going on and can’t say anything. The situation is terrible, out of control. There are innocent men who have been locked up. They’re rigging the juries, and the people here know it. It’s the model of a dictatorship, an extortion racket.
We asked Mr. Fitzpatrick if he had seen a physician for his injuries sustained on Wednesday during his arrest. His answer was, “No, that’s not going to happen until I get out of here.”
However, Fitzpatrick reported that two “special” FBI agents visited him at the jail on Friday.
Fitzpatrick’s closing comments were, “This is a gulag. It’s outrageous. Tell everyone to keep up the pressure. What’s happening in Monroe County is an example of everything that’s wrong in our local communities.”
On the Monroe County Sheriff’s website, Sheriff Bill Bivens is pictured and quoted:
Welcome to the Monroe County Sheriff Department website. Monroe County is home to some of the most beautiful views in the country and some of the finest people in the world.
The men and women employed with the Sheriffs Department are committed to serve and protect through cooperative efforts between the city police departments, the Sheriff Department, and the citizens to make Monroe County the perfect place to live.
My door will always be open to you and the people of Monroe County for suggestions, questions, concerns, or ideas.
Again thank you for visiting our site and please feel free to contact us if we can be of service.
Sheriff Bill Bivens
The phone number for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is 1-423-442-3911.
TN Governor Phil Bredeson: Phone: 615.741.2001 Fax: 615.532.9711
TN FBI Phone: (865) 544-0751 – Fax: (865) 544-3590
TN Supreme court (615) 741-2687 - (800) 448-7970
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) (615) 744-4000