Galinger family attorney asks restaurant not to destroy any evidence

The attorney for the family of a Chattanooga Police officer killed in a hit & run is asking a local restaurant not to destroy any evidence from February 23, the night that Janet Hinds was at the restaurant prior to the crash. (Image submitted by viewer)

The attorney for the family of a Chattanooga Police officer killed in a hit & run is asking a local restaurant not to destroy any evidence.

A day after the family filed a lawsuit against the suspect, NewsChannel 9 has received a copy of the preservation of evidence letter sent to Farm to Fork in Ringgold.

The letter asks the owner not to delete or destroy any video, audio, or documents from February 23rd.

That's when suspect Janet Hinds was at the restaurant, hours before police say she hit and killed Officer Nicholas Galinger.

The letter also asks the restaurant to keep any video any video or audio recordings or documents from 2018 and 2019 related to:

  • Sales records (food, beverage, alcohol, etc.)
  • Employment & personnel records
  • Alcohol sales licensure information
  • Information on the restaurant's sale of alcohol to consumers

Prosecutors said in a preliminary hearing that Hinds had the equivalent of six beers and a shot of vodka in the hours before the crash. Her case awaits a grand jury decision.

On Tuesday, Galinger's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hinds, asking for $10 million.

We reached out to Hinds' attorney for comment Wednesday, but have not yet heard back.

You can read the letter below:

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