What happened before the crash that killed Chattanooga Officer Galinger?

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Police Department is asking for your help in figuring out what happened before the crash that killed officer Galinger.

The police department is gathering information related to the whereabouts of Janet Hinds on the evening of Saturday, February 23, 2019 before 11:04 p.m.

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News 12 has learned that Farm To Fork in Ringgold, GA has been asked to help in this investigation. The owner says that he was instructed to not comment about the scope of their involvement so that they don’t harm the investigation.

This is a statement from the owner of Farm To Fork.



Owner of the restaurant says that her tab was just about $20 and she was there for about 3 and a half hours.

He says that she showed no signs of impairment in that time period.

Hinds is accused of hitting Chattanooga Officer Nicholas Galinger and leaving the scene Saturday night.

He died from his injuries. Her car was found Sunday at her home in Hixson.

Janet Hinds turned herself in the Monday morning after the crash.

“Anything that could explain Janet Hinds’ whereabouts or behavior prior to the loss of Ofc. Galinger is needed for CPD’s Traffic Unit to build the case for prosecution,” said CPD Traffic Investigator Joe Warren. “Right now we are early on in the investigation and even the smallest detail could be helpful.”

Anyone with information, photos, video, etc. is asked to please call (423) 698-2525, submit a tip in the Chattanooga PD mobile app, or contact lead investigator Joe Warren by email at jwarren@chattanooga.gov.