Tethering Ban Advances

Janna Cecil, ChainFree Knoxville

Council gives initial approval to prohibit chaining dogs outdoors without on-site supervision.

City Homicides Down in 2022

Police cruiser with lights on

KPD investigated fewer murders last year, though officials say more needs to be done to lower the level of violence in Knoxville.

Funding Affordable Housing

Westview Tower

City Council votes to help developers build and renovate hundreds of apartments for low-income residents through its Affordable Housing Fund.

KPD Culture Assessed

KPD Chief Paul Noel

A majority of Police Department employees say they have job support, but have concerns about fairness in promotions and a lack of communication.

Officers Cleared

Chief Paul Noel and Mayor Indya Kincannon

An internal investigation found that four KPD officers didn’t commit use-of-force policy violations in the death of Anthony Thompson Jr.

A Day for Dominion

Dominion Riverside Site

City Council takes on a trio of unrelated matters involving a single West Knoxville development firm.

Making Noise

Noise detection camera

The city has installed cutting-edge technology to identify traffic noise violations downtown, but there’s no means of enforcement.

‘Fair and Impartial’

Paul Noel

Chief Paul Noel sets out to eliminate perceptions of favoritism in discipline at the Knoxville Police Department.

Centralized Surveillance

KPD Chief Paul Noel

Council approves a design contract for a real-time crime center allowing police to monitor video feeds from a proposed camera network.

Culture Appraisal

Police cruiser with lights on

Council approves a third-party examination of KPD to coincide with the arrival of the city’s new police chief.