This is disgusting. The act itself, as well as knowing that it happens a whole lot more than we ever hear about. It takes being caught red-handed for
any type of real justice to be carried out against the ‘Bullies in Blue’. That’s just what happened in this instance. The officer was choking a 23
year-old Univ. Tenn. College student when some took a picture of him in the act.
Photo by John Messner, John Messner/QuikPixOnline.com 2014
Former Knox County Sherriff Officer Frank Phillips, 47:
Confronted with the evidence of the cop’s action, the KCSO fired the officer.
The story can be read in full at the link below:
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has fired a deputy who was photographed allegedly choking a University of Tennessee student in Fort Sanders
on Saturday night.
A copy of a termination notice on KCSO’s website said Frank Phillips, 47, has been found “unsuitable for continued employment with the Sheriff’s
“After an investigation by the Office of Professional Standards, I believe excessive force was used in this incident,” Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.”
Jones said in a statement. “Therefore, Officer Phillips’ employment with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is terminated immediately. The
investigation will now be turned over to the Knox County Attorney General’s Office to determine any further action.”