On the Merits

Merit System web page

County Commission delivers a split decision on revamping the grievance system for sheriff’s employees.

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.

Sheriff Proposes Video Courtroom

county commission spangler

Spangler says conducting more remote hearings at the jail would save the county money and reduce safety risks. The Public Defender’s Office has concerns.

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.

2020 Revue: Knox County

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Documenting the Undocumented

Knox County detention facility

An immigrant rights group says data shows the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is playing a significant role in federal law enforcement.

Knox County 2020: A Primer

Knox County 2020

As we mark our 2nd anniversary, we survey what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape.

Pandemic Clouds Gather

Federal officials visited Knoxville last week amid soaring COVID-19 case counts, rising death totals and a push for more contact tracers.

So Ordered

Hearing in Conley v. Spangler

A judge reaffirms his ruling that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has violated the state’s Public Records Act and must comply with the law.