KPD Officer Arrested By KCSO

A Knoxville Police Department officer was arrested and police powers suspend after being arrested by the Knox County Sheriff’s office on Monday.

According to officials, Officer John Pickens was arrested after a warrant was obtained that charged him with aggravated domestic assault. 

Pickens has been placed on administrative leave and the internal affairs unit will conduct an investigation. 

Pickens has been with KPD since 2006.

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