This concerned mother notified our Chief of Police, David Rausch, who - because of this outside tip made by a concerned citizen - did a full investigation, that eventually led to firing the officers.
Kudos to the mother and her son for standing up for a mentally ill, homeless man and kudos to Police Chief David Rausch for his ethical actions in stopping a cover up.
Details here in the Knoxville News Sentinel: http://bit.ly/1dw6Eks
Police Chief Praised for Halting Beating Cover Up
Background story referring to Mr. Mallicoat's history of mental illness: KPD Disciplines 7 in Beating Probe
Michael Mallicoat lies on the ground after being beaten by Knoxville Police Department officers on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (COURTESY KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT)