Tyler Whetstone, The Tennessean

Tyler Whetstone

The Tennessean

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Tyler:

Knoxville police captain: 'Remain a real cop' and don't become a school resource officer

Capt. Tony Willis' comments are part of a collection of audio files reviewed by Knox News that include internal conversations featuring Knoxville police commanders. → Read More

It's 'highly, highly unlikely' KPD is documenting harassment, says policing expert

Knox News research shows two instances in 10 years that the police department took documented disciplinary action against an employee for harassment. → Read More

Four things to know about the Knoxville Police Department sexism scandal

An internal investigation is underway at KPD complaints accused officers of using crude and sexist language at work. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

KPD Lt. says commanders 'conspired to conceal facts' about sergeant's sexist conduct

Sgt. Bob Maxwell resigned this month, but only after Lt. Travis Brasfield filed a detailed complaint with the department's internal affairs unit. → Read More

Knoxville police sergeant resigns after complaints about crude and sexist behavior at work

A video reviewed by KnoxNews shows Maxwell drawing images on a dry erase board during roll call of a woman performing oral sex on a man. → Read More

Council approves Recode Knoxville on first reading

The vote, 7-2, is the next step in finalizing the city's rewrite of zoning codes. → Read More

Knoxville Council candidate proposes traffic solution — an elevated tram line downtown

The rail line would connect five locations with a 35-foot elevated tram rail line. → Read More

Five things to help you really understand Recode Knoxville

The Knoxville City Council could decide Tuesday to take the first step towards finalizing an update the city’s zoning code. → Read More

Knoxville mayoral race: Mannis, Stair and Kincannon running away with fundraising

The leading trio raised $274,000 between them last quarter. Early voting for the primary begins Aug. 7. → Read More

Knoxville's Bill Dunn removes himself from House Speaker race

Bill Dunn is No. 2 in the House and is Knoxville’s longest-serving legislator, serving in the House since 1994. → Read More

How Knoxville City Council candidates would handle homelessness

The 11 City Council candidates discussed homelessness and a number of topics at a League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night. → Read More

'Mayor Kane': Glenn Jacobs embraces wrestling-politics link in new book

Glenn Jacobs is beginning to embrace being a WWE star and mayor. His book detailing both is out in November. → Read More

Knoxville welcomes 120 new citizens into 'most amazing country in the world'

Knoxville welcomed 120 new citizens from 48 different countries Wednesday in a naturalization ceremony. → Read More

More drivers, new 'Hands Free Law' for July 4th travelers across Tennessee

Nearly 1 million Tennesseans will travel this week for the Fourth of July holiday. → Read More

Knox County renews controversial 287(g) program

The agreement was set to expire June 30. → Read More

Rep. Ryan Williams of Cookeville announces run for Tennessee House speaker

Ryan Williams served two years as the GOP Caucus chairman prior this legislative session. → Read More

Burchett, Fleischmann suit up for Congressional Baseball Game in losing effort

Democrats have owned the GOP, winning 10 of the last 11 Congressional Baseball Games. → Read More

Tennessee law banning hand-held cellphone use while driving in effect Monday

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Don Boshears talks about Tennessee's new hands-free cellphone law, which goes into effect July 1. → Read More

Knoxville mayoral candidates split on support of Recode

Marshall Stair, Indya Kincannon and Michael Andrews said they supported the measure, while Eddie Mannis, Fletcher Burkhardt and Calvin Taylor Skinner do not. → Read More

Disgraced Knox County sheriff's detective will pocket nearly $5,100 in sick leave

Fritts also is not eating into his paid time off, and avoids an unpaid suspension, by using his sick leave as a bridge to the buyout. → Read More