Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Belated kudos to Knoxville's very own Police Chief, David Rausch, for crushing a cover-up among his officers of a brutal beating in February 2013 of a homeless, mentally ill man in Knoxville, Tennessee

Editorial: Police chief earns praise for halting beating cover-up

By NEWS SENTINEL EDITORIAL BOARD
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"The three officers involved in the beating have confessed, entering guilty pleas last week to misdemeanor assault and felony official oppression charges. Former Knoxville Police Department officers Jeremy Jinnett, Ty Compton and Chris Whitfield face an Aug. 8 sentencing hearing.

The officers beat a homeless man, Michael Allen Mallicoat, after he had been detained and hog-tied at the intersection of Grainger and Luttrell avenues on Feb. 9."
“It’s just completely inappropriate,” Rausch said at a news conference about the incident. “I feel sorry it happened. We’re sorry to Mr. Mallicoat this happened. I tell people all the time, unfortunately we have to recruit from the human race.”

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