KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen has announced a press conference at 11:30 a.m. to address issues surrounding the release of body camera evidence from Monday’s fatal officer-involved shooting at Austin-East High School.
Allen is expected to provide information clarifying some questions that have been raised about the procedure used during the investigation.
- DA Allen denies Mayor Kincannon’s request to release Austin-East bodycam footage
- Every KPD officer equipped with bodycam, cruiser cameras upgraded
- Bullet that injured Knoxville officer not from student’s handgun, per TBI’s preliminary findings
Anthony J. Thompson, Jr, 17, died Monday after he was shot by a KPD officer after a struggle inside a bathroom at Austin-East Magnet High School. Police say Thompson was armed. Four officers are on administrative leave as the shooting is investigated.