A case summary of the Internal Affairs probe into alleged instances of misconduct by former Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief Ron Green paints a disturbing portrait of one of the agency’s best-known officers. “The only concern...
One of the Knoxville Police Department’s highest-ranking commanders retired just before Internal Affairs investigators finished a probe into allegations he committed numerous acts of “sexual misconduct,” officials said today. Deputy Chief Ron Greene, who headed KPD’s...
A veteran officer from the Knoxville Police Department has been promoted to a newly created position as an Assistant Chief. Lt. Mark Fortner’s appointment to the post was effective Tuesday. KPD Chief Eve Thomas is retiring next...
Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas is stepping down after nearly 30 years in law enforcement.  Her retirement will be effective May 1 of next year, officials said today.  The City will begin a nationwide search for Thomas’...
Knoxville Police Department officials say they are planning to use a $200,000 federal grant to buy a virtual reality simulator. “We will need to vet the different manufacturers and determine what is the best equipment for...
The Special Operations Squad (SOS) of the Knoxville Police Department has only killed two people in 44 years. One of those two people — a career criminal named Bryan Calvin Lee — died less than a...
“Try being Black for 24 hours.” That was the opening salvo of a verbal skirmish between a prominent activist and a Knoxville Police Department sergeant at Thursday’s meeting of the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC). “For...
This post has been corrected. In the original story, we inadvertently printed the wrong year of PARC’s creation. PARC formed in 1998. The civilian review board for the Knoxville Police Department got a new chief on...
Three people were killed in a Sunday morning crash on Interstate 40 in West Knoxville, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear if any charges would be filed in connection with the deadly collision, and authorities didn’t...
None of the Knoxville Police Department officers involved in a deadly drug raid were wearing their department-issued bodycams when a 43-year-old man was killed this week, officials said Thursday. The revelation came as the Tennessee Bureau...