Thursday, February 8, 2018

TBI Director Gwynn Stepping Down

NASHVILLE, TN- The man who has lead Tennessee's elite crime investigation unit told a group of District Attorneys in Nashville Thursday morning he is stepping down.
Gwyn will be retiring on June 1. 

Gwyn has taken criticism locally and nationally for mistakes the agency made during the Holly Bobo investigation.
Gwyn hugs Dana Bobo on Verdict Day

22nd Judicial District Attorney Brent Cooper, who was at the conference when Gwyn made his announcement, said "I was disappointed when Director Gwyn advised us DA's of his departure. He has always been accessible and more than willing to assist  me in my District when I called. He will be missed"

Director Gwyn released the following statement:

"I’ve been in law enforcement for over 30 years and have lovingly served as your Director for 14 years, however, the time has come for me to retire. I have prayed and thought about this decision for some time now and I believe this is the right time for me and for the Bureau.

During my tenure, I believe I have done all that I can do to improve our resources, training and equipment for the Bureau family and along with your hard work, TBI has become the best state law enforcement agency in this state and this country. We have come a very long way and I am honored to have served in this capacity for so long. I hope I have left in part, a legacy that reflects the integrity, leadership and compassion that touches every facet of this agency. It was my goal to leave the Bureau better than it was when it was given to me.

I will remain as TBI Director until June 1, 2018. During that time, the selection process will begin for my successor. Please continue your dedication and remain diligent to succeed in our mission of “That Guilt Shall Not Escape, Nor Innocence Suffer.”

Photo: Kenneth Cummins Jackson Sun