Arrest Developments

Accusations and political salvos are launched after deputies take a law enforcement critic into custody.

Conflicts and Interests

Merit System Council

The Merit System Council’s contentious relationship with Sheriff Tom Spangler escalates amid accusations of political agendas.

Blurred Borders

Omar

The Knox County Sheriff’s 287(g) program has removed undocumented immigrants from their families and communities. But was it created legally?

Sustained Violations

Harmon Moore and Hurst

In firing two former county commissioners, the Sheriff’s Office says they broke several rules on use of inmate labor and county property.