Cannon County sheriff upset over constables’ powers

WOODBURY, TN (WSMV) -A man with a badge had his cell phone camera rolling as he chased after a speeding car going more than 80 miles an hour. But it’s what happened next that has the sheriff upset.

The man who made that video works as a constable in Cannon County. That means he has no power to arrest anyone or write a ticket.

When he flipped on the blue police lights in his car and stopped the other driver, he sparked a controversy.

Constable Jim Gibbs says despite the sheriff’s concerns, he plans to continue making stops even though he can’t make arrests or issue tickets.


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