2 KPD officers resign following investigation

2 KPD officers resign after allegedly beating homeless man

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Jeremy Jinnett (Source: KPD) Jeremy Jinnett (Source: KPD)
Chris Whitfield (Source: KPD) Chris Whitfield (Source: KPD)
Ty Compton (Source: KPD) Ty Compton (Source: KPD)
Michael Mallicoat (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Michael Mallicoat (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two Knoxville police officers have resigned amid an investigation into the alleged beating of a homeless man.

Jeremy Jinnett and Chris Whitfield are two of the three put in administrative positions earlier this year after a claim they used excessive force. Their attorneys confirmed they have resigned.

There's no word on the status of officer Ty Compton.

The investigation was launched after KPD Chief David Rausch reviewed video of the arrest of  Michael Mallicoat.

Officers were originally called out to a report that Mallicoat had been taking his clothes off along Grainger Avenue in North Knoxville.

At the time of his arrest, the department said Mallicoat attacked a female officer.

A resident later filed a complaint saying unnecessary force had been used.

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