KPD Investigating “Inappropriate” Halloween Costume Worn by Officer After Social Media Post Surface

Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas says an internal investigation into two officers is underway after a photo depicting people in blackface shared on social media on Halloween.

Thomas was made aware of the post, which shows what appears to be two adults and two children dressed up for Halloween.

In the photo, one of the apparent children is shown wearing a camo uniform with a nametag that reads “bubba” and black paint on her face. Both adults are in costume, as well, wearing wigs. The couple and children appeared to be dressed as characters from “Forrest Gump.”

Thomas says once the investigation is complete, a determination will be made regarding an appropriate course of action.

Photo courtesy of KPD

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