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September 20, 2007

THE KNOXVILLE POLICE OFFICER WHO BODY-SLAMMED A MAN who was legally carrying a firearm has been disciplined.

The official action(s) taken are:

- A written reprimand for the officer, “which reprimand carries with it certain inter-departmental consequences beyond just a notation in their personnel file.”

- Remedial training in TN Handgun Carry Permit law, and in dealing with the public.

- All KPD officers will be undergoing refresher training on Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit law during the next in-service training session.

- An apology from the Chief of Police, Sterling Owen.

This seems to have been well-handled.

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