Knox COVID-19 Cases Soar

The Health Department begs the public to take precautions as City Council moves against scofflaw drinking establishments.

Stats on Shootings

As part of a report on gun violence, KPD told Council last week that shootings are on the rise in Knoxville but a majority of cases get solved.

Enforcement Uncertainty

Cumberland Avenue crosswalk

As a new restriction on alcohol sales in Knox County takes effect, questions remain about how authorities will address businesses that don’t comply.

How the Force Uses Force

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KPD briefs City Council on how its officers deploy physical response and the oversight in place to keep them from crossing the line.

Cops and Cultural Competence

KPD leaders outline how they train officers to interact with the diverse communities they encounter on the job.

Reform Recommendations

After a series of protests, Knox County Democrats have presented a list of criminal justice policy changes to city officials.

Force by the Force

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Kincannon and Thomas pledge to review KPD’s use-of-force policy to ensure equity during enforcement.

Discipline From the Top Down

From the chief to a patrol officer, KPD’s internal probe of a sexually explicit demonstration at a roll call uncovers police policy violations.

Monitoring the Force

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The Police Advisory & Review Committee reports that citizen complaints about KPD often focus on officer behavior.

Cameras for Cops

The Kincannon administration has proposed issuing body cameras to city police officers at a cost of $4.2 million over five years.