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Former Hamblen County inmate files $5M Civil Rights Violation Lawsuit Over Beating By Fellow Inmate

 Posted on November 10,2022 in Uncategorized

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Lance Baker of The Baker Law Firm is representing Jeremy Garcia, a Knox County man who alleges he received a jailhouse beating in 2015 severe enough to cause memory loss and ongoing depression and in which he suffered multiple facial fractures. Garcia alleges that his jailers did little or nothing to protect him from more dangerous inmates who threatened him multiple times. Learn about which county officials are named in the $5 million civil rights violation suit, and how a $38 debt and two boxes of pop-tarts figured into the incident in this news article.

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Knoxville Man Faces Charges After Human Torso Found In His Car

 Posted on September 10,2022 in Uncategorized

What might have been an ordinary traffic stop turned into an unusual encounter on June 17, 2019, when Dorrae Debrice Johnson attempted to evade arrest after a police officer spotted him weaving in and out of his lane of traffic. A car chase and a chase on foot followed. To discover what charges Dorrae faced after his arrest, as well as how he came to have a human torso in the passenger side of his car, you can read more about the case here: Tennessee man arrested after police say human torso found in car: report.

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Knox County Medical Examiner Report Says Robert Bailey Died of Drug Overdose in Police Custody

 Posted on February 12,2022 in Uncategorized

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/2022/01/26/district-attorney-robert-bailey-died-drug-overdose-police-custody/9230877002/

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Claiborne County couple allege deputy, officer beat their son, knocked him unconscious after ATV chase

 Posted on December 01,2021 in Uncategorized

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/claiborne-county-couple-allege-deputy-officer-beat-their-son-knocked-him-unconscious-after-atv-chase/51-3bfd4166-4595-4376-9bc9-d90c5884a63a

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Transparency does not end at purchasing the body cameras’ | Attorney discusses body-worn camera effectiveness

 Posted on April 30,2021 in Uncategorized

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/transparency-does-not-end-at-purchasing-the-body-cameras-attorney-discusses-body-worn-camera-effectiveness/51-b5118a04-3907-4de8-bff0-dacbc8972c7a

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‘Dirty jail floor’: Parents target Morristown police, Hamblen County jail in 2020 OD death of son

 Posted on March 21,2021 in Uncategorized

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/dirty-jail-floor-parents-target-morristown-police-hamblen-county-jail-in-2020-od-death-of-son/51-22e224fd-0cdf-4a22-b3bb-f521d56de6ec

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Family sues Hamblen County deputy, county, sheriff over 19-year-old’s fatal pre-dawn shooting

 Posted on November 03,2020 in Uncategorized

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/family-sues-hamblen-county-deputy-county-sheriff-over-19-year-olds-fatal-pre-dawn-shooting/51-f7d505ef-10c3-48d5-89ce-04af96b30e20

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City reaches $150K settlement with man who said KPD officer broke his arm

 Posted on July 24,2020 in Uncategorized

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/city-settles-for-150k-lawsuit-by-man-who-said-kpd-officer-broke-his-arm/51-146a9b39-fd76-48e4-93d6-a9035ca13f80

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Excessive force lawsuit filed against KPD officers seeks $4 million in damages

 Posted on May 14,2020 in Uncategorized

https://www.wate.com/news/excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-against-kpd-officers-by-man-arrested-for-may-2019-dui/

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Knoxville man alleges KPD officer broke his arm during 2019 traffic stop

 Posted on May 14,2020 in Uncategorized

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/knoxville-man-alleges-kpd-officer-broke-his-arm-during-2019-traffic-stop/51-394c2836-731f-4654-9b70-2608cad5b61c

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