Monday, May 16, 2022

The Wire

NEW: Briefs for May 16, 2022

Police standoff ends peacefully  A police standoff in East Knoxville lasted for nearly four hours Saturday afternoon before the suspect finally surrendered peacefully, officials said. The...

NEW: Theft of police trailer leads to violent chase

What appears to have been a bold attempt to steal a trailer from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office ended in a violent police chase...

NEW: 6th Circuit Court sacks immunity for Lawrenceburg cop in 2018 shooting

This article was written by Jamie Satterfield of Tennessee Lookout In a rare move, a federal appellate court is stripping a Tennessee cop of immunity...

KPD makes large heroin bust as opiate death toll climbs

On the same day that officials announced that a record number of Americans died last year from drug overdoses, Knoxville police said they had...

Police search for missing man as City negotiates with Greyhound

The same day that local officials announced they were trying to work out an agreement with Greyhound to resolve a pending safety crisis at...

Bust shows how cops monitor local gun shows

When Michael Harris walked into the RK Gun Show in North Knoxville, he didn’t know that he — along with the rest of the...

Alleged drunk driver crashes Fire Dept. museum

A 29-year-old man was allegedly drunk when he crashed a Jeep Grand Cherokee into the Knoxville Fire Department’s downtown museum over the weekend, authorities...

Downtown tent city wiped away

The largest tent city in East Tennessee is gone — again.  Nicknamed the “Blackstock Camp” by authorities but known as “Under the Bridge” to its...

Anti-camping law passes, future of homeless unclear

An anti-camping bill dreaded by homeless people and their advocates has become law despite Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s refusal to sign it.  The measure —...

Tennessee’s police oversight boards restricted by state laws

This article was written by Dulce Torres Guzman of Tennessee Lookout Across Tennessee, police-oversight boards were created to play a role in mediating between a...