Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:30

Comptroller Praises Financial Management by District Attorney, Drug Task Force Unit

July 12, 2018 – The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office and the West Tennessee Drug Task Force it oversees received high marks for their financial operations as shown in the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s recently released annual Review of Funds report.
The report, in fact, found no financial or administrative problems in any of the 31 statewide offices of District Attorneys General or Judicial Drug Task Forces. The financial operations of both are audited annually by the Comptroller’s Office.
"It is quite an accomplishment to have no findings across all 31 Judicial Districts,” Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said. “The District Attorneys General Conference and each Drug Task Force deserves credit for continually improving operations and providing training on these important issues."
The Shelby County DA’s Office is the 30th Judicial District.
“Prosecutors are keepers of the public trust,” said Shelby County Dist.  Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich. “A key indicator of how we respect that trust is how we use public funds. This report shows our efforts and ongoing training events are paying off.”
Drug Task Forces operate in 26 of the 31 judicial districts. The West Tennessee Drug Task Force (WTDTF) is administered by the Shelby County DA’s Office and is a joint agency comprised of more than 40 law enforcement officers assigned from various agencies in three West Tennessee judicial districts.
The WTDTF judicial districts include the 28th (Crockett, Gibson, and Haywood Counties); the 29th (Dyer and Lake Counties); and the 30th (Shelby County).
The Review of Funds report can be viewed at http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/repository/CA/2017/17DAReport.pdf.