Mayor Rogero Statement on DA's Review

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor Rogero Statement on DA's Review

Posted: 11/07/2019
Mayor Rogero Statement on District Attorney General’s Review of Officer-Involved Shooting:

I want to express my appreciation to District Attorney General Charme Allen and her office for their careful and diligent review of the facts in this most serious matter.

Our hearts are with the family, friends, community members, Officer Williams and KPD officers who were affected by this tragic event. We sincerely appreciate the community’s patience in allowing the facts to come to light. 

Now that the DA has determined that no criminal charges will be filed, the next step will be an investigation by KPD’s Internal Affairs Unit (IAU). The IAU investigation will determine whether Officer Williams violated any departmental policies.

Officer Williams remains on administrative leave. Until the IAU investigation is complete, we will not issue further comment.

The findings of the IAU investigation will be reviewed by the citizens’ Police Advisory & Review Committee.