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Knoxville News Sentinel
Federal judge rules Knox County must defend civil-rights lawsuiton video, but audio showed the deputies laughing at Phillips so hard some of th
Federal judge rules Knox County must defend civil-rights lawsuit
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 hours ago
on video, but audio showed the deputies laughing at Phillips so hard some of them teared up. Phillips, the nephew of a Knoxville Police Department officer, later filed a complaint. Jones demoted all five deputies but later reinstated three of... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox sheriff ponders surrendering control of E-911 radio dispatchingendangered his officers. Hutchison recommended each emergency agency at the E-
Knox sheriff ponders surrendering control of E-911 radio dispatching
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 20 hours ago
endangered his officers. Hutchison recommended each emergency agency at the E-911 Center — the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Office — hire and train its own dispatchers. Dispatchers would be... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
PolitiKnox Insider: 18th House race drawing attention ... now securityincident on Hallerin Hilton Hill's 98.7 WOKI-FM broadcast can be heard online.
PolitiKnox Insider: 18th House race drawing attention ... now security
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
incident on Hallerin Hilton Hill's 98.7 WOKI-FM broadcast can be heard online. After that, Hall filed a report with the Knoxville Police Department and the incident is still under investigation. And now, the Center City Conservatives Republican... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
I-40 rollover crash ends three-county chase of suspected robberOffice. Warwick also matches the description of the suspect in two other armed
I-40 rollover crash ends three-county chase of suspected robber
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Office. Warwick also matches the description of the suspect in two other armed robberies Monday investigated by the Knoxville Police Department. Details of those heists were not available. Knoxville officers saw Warwick about 11 a.m. Monday... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Police investigating overnight shooting in East KnoxvilleKNOXVILLE — Police are investigating after a person was shot in East Knoxville
Police investigating overnight shooting in East Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Police are investigating after a person was shot in East Knoxville early Monday. Knoxville Police Department officers responded around 1:35 a.m. to a shooting call in a parking lot near 2205 Bethel Ave., according to a KPD news... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Cookie Crusaders going to Dallas to deliver cookies to officerscoming weeks in light of recent tragedies. They call themselves the "Cookie Cr
Cookie Crusaders going to Dallas to deliver cookies to officers
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 4 days ago
coming weeks in light of recent tragedies. They call themselves the "Cookie Crusaders" and make monthly deliveries to the Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Office. "In these times where it's challenging for law... Read more
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USA Today
I-40 crash was 5th fatal head-on in area in 3 yearsand struck an oncoming tractor-trailer at mile marker 387 just west of the Inte
I-40 crash was 5th fatal head-on in area in 3 years
USA Today / Posted 5 days ago
and struck an oncoming tractor-trailer at mile marker 387 just west of the Interstate 275 interchange, according to the Knoxville Police Department. The crash killed Swartz and truck driver Carroll Trent, 67, of Evington, Va. The impact ignited... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Jogger questions Knoxville police handling of loaded gun found in city parkHe got back in his car and was done. "It just didn't pass the smell test. It d
Jogger questions Knoxville police handling of loaded gun found in city park
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
He got back in his car and was done. "It just didn't pass the smell test. It didn't seem right." Thomas was correct. Knoxville Police Department Officer Wallace Armstrong failed to follow policy regarding property management and did not... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Cause still sought in fatal I-40 crash; wrong-way driver was not playing Pokemon Godaughter wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday evening that Swartz was playing the
Cause still sought in fatal I-40 crash; wrong-way driver was not playing Pokemon Go
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
daughter wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday evening that Swartz was playing the popular mobile phone app while driving. Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said investigators have no indication that was the case. DeBusk, who... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
House riddled with bullets in Fort Sanderscampus. Multiple people called E-911 to report shouting and gunfire coming fro
House riddled with bullets in Fort Sanders
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
campus. Multiple people called E-911 to report shouting and gunfire coming from the front of the residence, according to Knoxville Police Department Sgt. Nate Skellenger. Individuals inside the house could not give a description of the suspects... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Two dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 40 near KnoxvilleKNOXVILLE — Two people have died in a fiery wrong-way crash in Knoxville that c
Two dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 40 near Knoxville
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Two people have died in a fiery wrong-way crash in Knoxville that closed lanes of Interstate 40. Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk told media the crash was reported about 1 a.m. Wednesday, just west of the Interstate... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Fatal crash shuts down I-40 near downtown KnoxvilleThe scene of a crash on Interstate 40 near Interstate 275 early Wednesday, July
Fatal crash shuts down I-40 near downtown Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
The scene of a crash on Interstate 40 near Interstate 275 early Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT) The scene of a crash on Interstate 40 near Interstate 275 early Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (KNOXVILLE POLICE... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Crash shuts down I-40 through downtown Knoxvillethe Alcoa Highway exit and 17th Street. It involved several vehicles, including
Crash shuts down I-40 through downtown Knoxville
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 7 days ago
the Alcoa Highway exit and 17th Street. It involved several vehicles, including a tractor-trailer truck. According to the Knoxville Police Department, at least two people were killed in this crash. The Knoxville Fire Department said that a... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Rogero calls for justice in deaths, end to rhetoric after spate of violence across U.S.care and thoughtfulness we have seen across our city," Rogero said. Rogero sai
Rogero calls for justice in deaths, end to rhetoric after spate of violence across U.S.
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
care and thoughtfulness we have seen across our city," Rogero said. Rogero said she and Police Chief David Rausch visited Knoxville Police Department officers during roll call at the beginning of their shifts Friday to thank them for their service... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Safety center, homelessness top topics at Knox commission candidate forumHaslam would include money in this year's budget toward the center but that did
Safety center, homelessness top topics at Knox commission candidate forum
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
Haslam would include money in this year's budget toward the center but that didn't happen. Commissioner Brad Anders, a Knoxville Police Department lieutenant who represents the 6th District as a Republican, said the need for a such a facility... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
KPD touched by community support after officers killedThe Knoxville Police Department has seen an outpouring of community support fol
KPD touched by community support after officers killed
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 8 days ago
The Knoxville Police Department has seen an outpouring of community support following the slayings of officers in Louisiana Sunday and Texas earlier this month. KPD employees say they consider the officers killed in the attacks in Baton Rouge and... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Rogero, Rausch call for continued calm in KnoxvilleDavid Rausch, Knoxville Police Department chief. (KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT)
Rogero, Rausch call for continued calm in Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
David Rausch, Knoxville Police Department chief. (KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT) Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch issued a joint statement Sunday following the fatal shooting of three police officers and the wounding of... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Tension and trust: Knoxville police work to build rapport with black communitytraffic around the demonstrators. That peaceful interaction is perhaps suggest
Tension and trust: Knoxville police work to build rapport with black community
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
traffic around the demonstrators. That peaceful interaction is perhaps suggestive of how the relationship between the Knoxville Police Department and the city's black community has evolved over the past two decades. In the 1990s, the city... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Man shot in leg at South Knoxville apartmentKNOXVILLE — A man was shot in the leg at a South Knoxville apartment early Thur
Man shot in leg at South Knoxville apartment
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A man was shot in the leg at a South Knoxville apartment early Thursday, authorities said. Knoxville Police Department officers responded around 1:25 a.m. to a call of individuals yelling and shots being fired at Southmont Apartments,... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Man shot outside vehicle in North KnoxvilleKNOXVILLE — Police are investigating after a man was shot outside his vehicle i
Man shot outside vehicle in North Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Police are investigating after a man was shot outside his vehicle in North Knoxville on Wednesday night. Knoxville Police Department officers responded around 11:15 p.m. to London Circle on a report of a shooting, according to a KPD news... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
KPD: Man shot in the leg at South Knoxville apartmentKNOXVILLE - The Knoxville Police Department said one man was shot in the leg ea
KPD: Man shot in the leg at South Knoxville apartment
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 13 days ago
KNOXVILLE - The Knoxville Police Department said one man was shot in the leg early Thursday morning. Knoxville police said the man refused medical treatment and the injury was non-life threatening. KPD said officers found several shell casings... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox jurors to begin deliberations in murder case against alleged gang recruitphotos by MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL Knoxville Police Department Officer And
Knox jurors to begin deliberations in murder case against alleged gang recruit
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
photos by MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL Knoxville Police Department Officer Andrew Olson, left, describes to a jury photos given him by Assistant District Attorney General TaKisha Fitzgerald, right, during the trial of Quantavious Williams before... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Casual Pint co-owner to have prostitution charge dismissedcharged during the three-day "Operation Someone Like Me" sting conducted by the
Casual Pint co-owner to have prostitution charge dismissed
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
charged during the three-day "Operation Someone Like Me" sting conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Knoxville Police Department. The sting was billed as part of a campaign against human trafficking. Sweeney sold his... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox sheriff: Two arrested after armed robbery, chasesuspects were taken into custody without incident. Shanty and Jackson, who eac
Knox sheriff: Two arrested after armed robbery, chase
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
suspects were taken into custody without incident. Shanty and Jackson, who each have five outstanding warrants from the Knoxville Police Department, will be charged with aggravated robbery, fleeing and possession of a stolen vehicle in... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Teen charged with murder failed to make the cut as a Crip in fatal gang initiationfor the others' actions. Jurors in Knox County Criminal Court on Tuesday heard
Teen charged with murder failed to make the cut as a Crip in fatal gang initiation
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
for the others' actions. Jurors in Knox County Criminal Court on Tuesday heard, via a video of an interrogation by former Knoxville Police Department Investigator Brian Moran, Williams' account of how his bid to join the Rolling 20s led to the... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Former KPD officer helped bring important addition to the departmentin the line of duty. As a result, he suggested the addition of a SWAT team in 1
Former KPD officer helped bring important addition to the department
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 14 days ago
in the line of duty. As a result, he suggested the addition of a SWAT team in 1974. "I recommended in '74, early '75, that Knoxville Police Department start a SWAT team so that we would have a tactical group that could deal with some of these... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Simple request: Local cyclists seek enforcement of existing traffic lawsof Tennessee Medical Center and is "slowly" recovering at his home in Flintston
Simple request: Local cyclists seek enforcement of existing traffic laws
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
of Tennessee Medical Center and is "slowly" recovering at his home in Flintstone, Ga. According to a spokesman from the Knoxville Police Department, the 27-year-old driver who hit Bacon was cited for improper vehicle registration, no driver's... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Rausch thanks public for support amid national turmoilKnoxville Police Department Chief David Rausch is thanking the community at lar
Rausch thanks public for support amid national turmoil
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 15 days ago
Knoxville Police Department Chief David Rausch is thanking the community at large for its support in the midst of turmoil elsewhere involving police departments. The public has sent appreciative emails and letters and dropped off food for police... Read more
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ajc.com
2 arrests made in first Decatur homicide since 2014Marquez Pyne, 23. They were arrested over the weekend, Decatur police Lt. Jenni
2 arrests made in first Decatur homicide since 2014
ajc.com / Posted 16 days ago
Marquez Pyne, 23. They were arrested over the weekend, Decatur police Lt. Jennifer Ross said. Pyne was arrested by the Knoxville Police Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Saturday at a residence in Knoxville. Section was... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Use of opioid overdose antidote expanding in Knox County areafirst responders have been using it 100-120 times a month. And they're no long
Use of opioid overdose antidote expanding in Knox County area
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
first responders have been using it 100-120 times a month. And they're no longer the only ones carrying the drug. Since Knoxville Police Department began carrying naloxone in September 2015, officers have used it 27 times on people overdosing on... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Argument over parking space leads to fatal shooting in South Knoxvillestabbed at a South Knoxville apartment complex on Sunday night after an argumen
Argument over parking space leads to fatal shooting in South Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
stabbed at a South Knoxville apartment complex on Sunday night after an argument over a parking space, authorities said. Knoxville Police Department officers responded around 9:35 p.m. to the report of the shooting and stabbing at Oak Crest... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
TBI: Georgia fugitive arrested in Knoxvilleshooting was arrested Saturday night in Knoxville. According to a release from
TBI: Georgia fugitive arrested in Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
shooting was arrested Saturday night in Knoxville. According to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Knoxville Police Department was notified that Jacob Marques Pyne, 23, may be in the Knoxville area. Authorities said that... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Arrest made inthe arrest of a fugitive who was wanted out of Georgia for killing a Decatur ma
Arrest made in
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 17 days ago
the arrest of a fugitive who was wanted out of Georgia for killing a Decatur man. TBI Special Agents and officers with the Knoxville Police Department were alerted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that a fugitive from Decatur, Georgia, may be... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Woman identified in fatal fallen tree incident in W. Knoxvillea woman killed due to a downed tree in West Knoxville during Friday's storm has
Woman identified in fatal fallen tree incident in W. Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
a woman killed due to a downed tree in West Knoxville during Friday's storm has been identified. About 6:46 p.m. Friday, Knoxville Police Department officers and the Knoxville Fire Department arrived at 7008 Sherwood Drive after a call on an... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Woman dies after tree falls during storm in W. Knoxvilledied in West Knoxville on Friday due to a downed tree that happened during the
Woman dies after tree falls during storm in W. Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
died in West Knoxville on Friday due to a downed tree that happened during the evening's thunderstorms, according to a Knoxville Police Department news release. About 6:46 p.m. Knoxville police and Knoxville Fire Department crews arrived to a... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Authorities investigate robbery of florist in South KnoxvilleAuthorities are looking for a man they say robbed McLemore Florist in South Kno
Authorities investigate robbery of florist in South Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
Authorities are looking for a man they say robbed McLemore Florist in South Knoxville at gunpoint on Friday. At 2:01 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the florist, 106 E. Young High Pike. Upon... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville police: Shootings in Dallas, elsewhere 'disturbing'The following is a statement released by Knoxville Police Department spokesman
Knoxville police: Shootings in Dallas, elsewhere 'disturbing'
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
The following is a statement released by Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk following this week's officer-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Thursday night's attack during a protest in... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
East Tennessee reacts to officer-involved Dallas shootingsmove forward we anticipate many unanswered questions will be thoroughly address
East Tennessee reacts to officer-involved Dallas shootings
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 19 days ago
move forward we anticipate many unanswered questions will be thoroughly addressed. The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Police Department have always sought and provided the best training for KPD officers. The department's Training... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Knoxville Chief Talks About Split Second Decisions Officers Makeend peacefully and others do not.“A lot of it depends upon victim cooperation a
Knoxville Chief Talks About Split Second Decisions Officers Make
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 19 days ago
end peacefully and others do not.“A lot of it depends upon victim cooperation and suspect cooperation," said Losada. The Knoxville Police Department had its own recent encounter with an armed man that ended without incident. Officers were called... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox jury to decide on a lesser charge in alleged sham driver education schoolin a Knox County courtroom Thursday, July 7, 2016. Craig was working undercover
Knox jury to decide on a lesser charge in alleged sham driver education school
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
in a Knox County courtroom Thursday, July 7, 2016. Craig was working undercover during the investigation of Wiser, a former Knoxville Police Department investigator accused of fabricating evidence and falsifying documents at his former driving... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville police arrest two in downtown church theftof a building after Knoxville Police say she was involved in a theft at Church
Knoxville police arrest two in downtown church theft
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
of a building after Knoxville Police say she was involved in a theft at Church Street United Methodist on July 6, 2016. Knoxville Police Department officers arrested a man and woman accused of stealing from a downtown church Wednesday... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Opening statements in alleged sham driving school case to begin Wednesday afternoonBy Jamie Satterfield, jamie.satterfield@knoxnews.com Jury selection has begun
Opening statements in alleged sham driving school case to begin Wednesday afternoon
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
By Jamie Satterfield, jamie.satterfield@knoxnews.com Jury selection has begun in the trial of a former Knoxville Police Department investigator and current Knox County Commission candidate charged with running a sham driving safety class for DUI... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Officers’ outside work linked to fatigueperson you arrested for DUI." Sleep deprivation emerged as a factor in a yearl
Officers’ outside work linked to fatigue
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
person you arrested for DUI." Sleep deprivation emerged as a factor in a yearlong study of officers' injuries in which the Knoxville Police Department participated. A total of 1,311 injuries were tracked. Each injury caused officers to miss an... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Fatigued officersDr. Bryan Vila, professor of criminal justice WSU Spokane Moonlighting Blues:
Fatigued officers
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
Dr. Bryan Vila, professor of criminal justice WSU Spokane Moonlighting Blues: A News Sentinel investigation Sunday: A Knoxville Police Department internal probe of outside jobs led to policy changes but raised some questions left... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Extra-job policies vary according to agenciesof income. Source: Each agency's submitted extra-job policy. Moonlighting Blu
Extra-job policies vary according to agencies
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
of income. Source: Each agency's submitted extra-job policy. Moonlighting Blues: A News Sentinel investigation Sunday: A Knoxville Police Department internal probe of outside jobs led to policy changes but raised some questions left... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Many state policies ignore best practices; KCSO has few rulesamong our groups that it's a problem to be addressed." Moonlighting Blues: A N
Many state policies ignore best practices; KCSO has few rules
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
among our groups that it's a problem to be addressed." Moonlighting Blues: A News Sentinel investigation Sunday: A Knoxville Police Department internal probe of outside jobs led to policy changes but raised some questions left... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville’s police chief among law enforcement headed to White House for opioid meetingDavid Rausch, Knoxville Police Department chief. (KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT)
Knoxville’s police chief among law enforcement headed to White House for opioid meeting
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
David Rausch, Knoxville Police Department chief. (KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT) WASHINGTON — Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch is hoping to find out what other communities are doing to prevent opioid and heroin abuse when he attends a White House... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
KFD: Mother and son taken to Nashville for burn treatmentFire Department said crews took a mother and her son to a Nashville hospital fo
KFD: Mother and son taken to Nashville for burn treatment
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 22 days ago
Fire Department said crews took a mother and her son to a Nashville hospital for burn treatments on Tuesday morning. Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Darrell DeBusk said the mother had second and third-degree burns to her face, back... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Off-duty paychecks huge in first 4 months of 2016 for KPD officersDON JACOBS/NEWS SENTINEL Knoxville Police Department Sgt. Pete Franzen stops tr
Off-duty paychecks huge in first 4 months of 2016 for KPD officers
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
DON JACOBS/NEWS SENTINEL Knoxville Police Department Sgt. Pete Franzen stops traffic March 13 for congregants at a pedestrian crosswalk outside Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, which has hired off-duty officers for years. Commenting Policy: We... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Some extra jobs worked by officers with the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Office Bagpipe
Some extra jobs worked by officers
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
with the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Office Bagpipe player Fingerprint technician for insurance licenses High school basketball referee and baseball umpire Escort for prisoner from jail... Read more
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