One of the Knoxville Police Department’s highest-ranking officers has been placed on administrative leave with pay but officials refuse to say why.  Deputy Chief Ron Green has been taken off the job and it wasn’t clear...
Everyone’s heard of firefighters saving cats from trees, but how about cops saving baby kittens from a crate? The latter scenario unfolded Wednesday morning when a pair of Knoxville Police Department officers came across a trio...
A veteran Knoxville Police Department officer who became the Student Resource Officer (SRO) at West High School last year is accused of conducting a campaign of terror against his estranged wife, court records show.  Officer Coy...
Stormy weather apparently led to the death of a Lake City man late Sunday night when a fallen tree on Interstate 75 triggered a three-vehicle crash in North Knox County. The accident happened shortly after 11:10...
A Knoxville Police Department officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay after he was involved in a car crash that killed a woman Friday morning.  Mauricio Luna, 27, of Knoxville, was killed in the...
A pilot program that pairs social workers with police officers to handle calls involving people suffering from mental health crises was expanded by a 8-1 vote of Knoxville City Council at its Tuesday meeting.  The vote...
Knoxville City Council may decide today whether officials should begin moving in the direction of a possible “zero tolerance” policy toward racist conduct in the wake of several recent controversies at the Knoxville Police Department.  A...
The last few months have been rough for the Knoxville Police Department and Mayor Indya Kincannon. It seems like every week brings another allegation of wrongdoing or mismanagement at KPD. Black officers have claimed that their...
The commander of the Knoxville Police Department’s Honor Guard has been pulled from patrol duties while an internal affairs investigation looks into allegations that he vandalized a woman’s truck.  Sgt. Matt Gentry, who has been with...
Knoxville Police Department Chief Eve Thomas found herself at the center of a growing political firestorm Thursday as allegations of racism in the ranks of the agency continued to mount. The day started with yet more...