‘The Safety of Everyone’

Sheriff Tom Spangler

Sheriff Tom Spangler had a busy first year that put him and his department in multiple spotlights. We sat down to talk to him about it.

Pay to See

Hearing in records lawsuit

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says it can charge labor costs for requests to view public records. Despite long-established state law, a judge may agree.

For the Records

Sheriff Tom Spangler

A UT professor’s open records lawsuit against the Knox County Sheriff’s Office raises questions about access to public officials’ emails.

Urging a Withdrawal

287(g) vigil 4-4-19

Knox County Sheriff’s Office is the only agency in Tennessee to participate in the controversial 287(g) program. Immigrant advocates hope to end it.