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Animal Control Officers On Leave Have Clean Records -- Sky Arnold

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Nashville, Tenn --- Over the years Billy Biggs has been the face of Metro Animal Care and Control.

Fox 17 News has interviewed Biggs numerous times about animal issues but tonight he's in the news for a different reason.

Last week the Health Department placed Biggs and fellow animal control officer James White on paid administrative leave after discovering two prior complaints of animal abuse on the Bordeaux property and no record of an investigation.

"This is not a punishment.  This is not a disciplinary action," said Metro Health Department Spokesperson Brian Todd.

Todd says this action is simply part of the investigation into how animal control has been investigating dog fighting complaints.

Fox 17 news looked into Biggs' personnel file and we found consistent "competent" performance ratings and sometimes ratings of "outstanding."

The same is true of White's file.

Biggs does have 5 documented disciplinary actions in his file but none related to failing to follow up leads.

That record and all records relating to dog fighting for the past two years are now under review by a Metro Auditor.