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6th Circuit upholds decision to strip Knoxville cop of immunity in shooting

 Posted on November 22,2022 in Uncategorized

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A federal appellate court is upholding a decision to strip a Knoxville Police Department officer of immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit over the officer's shooting of an unarmed man in the back.

The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals turned aside an appeal by KPD Officer Dylan Williams, who fatally shot an unarmed Channara Tom "Philly" Pheap in August 2019 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Merchant Drive in Knoxville.

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