Shelby County Corrections Director Resigns After Alleged Relationship Misconduct

james coleman division of corrections director

(Shelby County) The Shelby County Corrections director resigned Tuesday.

James Coleman, who has been a county employee since 2001, says he resigned for personal reasons.

Shelby County said in a statement: “His resignation follows an allegation of relationship misconduct from an employee he worked with. The county brought in an outside investigator to look into the employee’s allegation. The investigation has not yet been completed.”

Coleman was appointed director of corrections in 2010.

Before that, he served as assistant chief of jail operations and later chief jailer at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Harvey Kennedy, the chief administrative officer of the Shelby County government, will oversee operations until an interim director is appointed.

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