Woman charged in Chattanooga Police officer's death pleads not guilty Friday

Images: Chattanooga Police / Hamilton Co. Jail


Hinds' attorneys entered a not guilty plea on the new charges on her behalf.

Her next court date will be on July 11th.

Depend on us to keep you posted.


Attorneys for the woman accused of hitting and killing Chattanooga Police Officer Nicolas Galinger return to court Friday morning.

Janet Hinds will be arraigned on new charges. But we're told she will not appear in court.

Last month, a grand jury indicted Hinds on 10 new charges in Officer Galinger's death, including vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Online court records show the grand jury indicted Hinds on the following charges:

  • Vehicular homicide by intoxication
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the scene
  • Failure to report an accident
  • Failure to render aid
  • Violation of traffic control device
  • Speeding
  • Drivers to exercise due care
  • Failure to maintain lane

Galinger was checking a flooded manhole cover on Hamill Road when police say Hinds hit him in February.

NewsChannel 9 will have a crew in the courtroom and provide up-to-the-minute updates when the hearing begins.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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