KPD Chief Thomas to Retire

The city will conduct a nationwide search for a successor who will have to address internal cultural issues and a surging violent crime rate.

A Windfall Spending Plan

The Kincannon administration wants to fund public safety, infrastructure, housing and more with roughly $22 million in federal pandemic aid.

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.

Policy Appraisal

The city will launch a review of its anti-racism and anti-sexism policies, but without the goal of requiring a zero-tolerance system.

A Zero-tolerance Proposal

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A City Council member wants to adopt zero-tolerance policies addressing racism and sexism, though administration officials say measures are already in place.

A Question of Leadership

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

Coming to Terms

School board members appear satisfied with a new security agreement with the Knoxville Police Department, but broader questions remain.