WATCH: Knox County DA holds press conference on police body camera footage from Austin-East shooting


Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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.

WATE will carry a livestream of the press conference in our app (download here) on our website and on the WATE 6 Facebook page. Just click the link the “Watch here” link above.


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.

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