PARC to KPD: Improve Race Relations

The oversight committee’s chair wants to see firm proposals from KPD on how to build bridges to the city’s African-American community.

A Question of Leadership

Knoxville Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie says she’s lost confidence in Police Chief Eve Thomas over racist incidents within KPD.

Going Over the Numbers

With City Council poised to give final approval to next year’s budget, KPD touts its co-responder program in a bid for expansion.

Reconsidering Security

After a rocky start, officials have reached a consensus on reviewing the deployment of city officers in Knox County Schools.

D.A.: Police Justified in Shooting

Knoxville police officers won’t be prosecuted in the death of Anthony Thompson Jr. during a confrontation at Austin-East Magnet High School.

Cracking Down and Lifting Up

Police cruiser with lights on

The city is mixing more aggressive policing with community-building initiatives to address the spike in gun violence.

Grief, Grievances and Grit

With anger and sorrow over the deaths of Austin-East students at a boiling point, city officials say they will redouble efforts to reduce gun violence.

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.