A Tennessee Department of Correction assistant commissioner has resigned in the wake of a state audit report released earlier this week.
Gary Tullock submitted his resignation, effective immediately, following Wednesday’s subcommittee hearing.
TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield also directed the department’s Office of Investigation and Compliance to investigate the audit’s findings related to the probation and parole supervision of dead offenders.
Schofield said, “This is about accountability and our commitment to the public. We want the citizens of Tennessee to have full confidence in our ability to supervise offenders. We will continue to work diligently to ensure we will not compromise public safety when it comes the supervision of felony offenders."