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

Police cruiser with lights on

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.

Recruiting Help for KPD

City Council approves a $100,000 contract to market the Knoxville Police Department to prospective officers.

Policing Plans

The two candidates for mayor have similar visions for KPD, but differ on how to best accomplish community policing.

Cameras, Culture and Community

A City Council resolution about police body cams on Tuesday turned into an exploration of a host of issues confronting KPD.

Body Cam Consensus

Police cruiser with lights on

Mayor, police chief, candidates support studying cameras for KPD officers following the death of a hit-and-run suspect.

Coming Into Focus

Plans for the city’s public safety complex at the former St. Mary’s site are firming up with input from the Police and Fire departments.

Damage Control

Mayor Rogero and Chief Thomas address an Internal Affairs investigation into lewd behavior in the KPD ranks and alleged inaction by supervisors.