A Blueprint to Block the Bullets

Even without a detailed spending plan, City Council approves $1 million of accelerated funding for violent crime intervention efforts.

Cracking Down and Lifting Up

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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.

Curfew Enforcement

A hearing officer issues a beer permit suspension and a fine to Paul’s Oasis for violating a health order and city ordinance.

A Team Approach

KPD and the McNabb Center claim initial success for a pilot program combining law enforcement and social services on the streets.

Dialing a Deal

The E-911 Center will pay renovation costs for a new backup emergency dispatch operation at the city’s new public safety complex.

Crime in the COVID Era

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The first six months of the pandemic saw Knoxville’s rates rise for some crimes and fall for others. KPD says the coronavirus isn’t the only explanation.

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.

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.