FBI monitoring investigation into KPD officer assault

5:16 PM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
Jeremy Jinnett, Ty Compton, Chris Whitfield
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The FBI is monitoring the progress of an internal investigation into three Knoxville Police officers accused of beating a handcuffed suspect.

The incident happened on February 9 on Grainger Avenue and was caught on a patrol car camera.

Ty Compton, Jeremy Jinnett, and Chris Whitfield are under a criminal and internal investigation by the Knoxville Police Department.  They are currently on paid administrative leave.

10News learned Wednesday that the FBI is watching the investigation closely, but would not elaborate further.

A KPD spokesperson tells us its invesitgation is continuing.

We do not know the extent of Michael Allen Mallicoat's injuries.

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